PEOPLE from as far as London visited the Moorlands recently to attend a fund-raiser in memory of a Blythe Bridge resident. Lilo-Star's Fun Day took place at Blythe Bridge & Forsbrook Village Hall in Uttoxeter Road on Saturday, March 2. Kathleen Dyas, who lived in Blythe Bridge, sadly passed away in August 2016 at the age of 66, after losing her battle with cancer.
Her daughter, Liberty-Skye Dyas, has since been fund-raising in her mum’s memory and has already raised more than £6,000 for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice by hosting dog shows.
Liberty-Skye, who was born with Spina Bifida, has hosted the shows online via the Facebook page ‘Lilo-Star’s Online Pet Show’ which has more than 2,500 followers.
On Saturday, Liberty-Skye hosted an actual dog show which also included stalls, face painting, refreshments, glitter tattoos, raffle, a bouncy castle and much more.
She said: “The fun day went really well.
“I had some positive feedback from it. People came from London, Northampton, Derby, Leicester and Stoke.
“I never once thought people would travel so far.
“I’m so glad they didn’t tell me where they were coming from or I would have been nervous.
“People kept asking me if I was doing another one. Considering this one wasn’t over yet, I wasn’t sure. But watch this space though.”
Liberty-Skye chose to raise funds for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice due to the care that the charity provided her mum during her last days.
She has named both the Facebook page and the actual fun day after Lilo-Star, her family’s dog who her mum loved very much.
Liberty-Skye added: “I would like to thank the following people who came on the day to help out, the team at Roger Brock and Barker especially Bruce Barker, my dad David, my brothers Raymond and Matthew, my niece Dionne, my great niece Laila Rose, and the following people: Tymeka, Ann, and so many more who helped out.”
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