More than £21,000 donated for Sheffield mum who died just weeks after giving birth

More than £21,000 has been donated in memory of a mum who died seven weeks after giving birth.

By Claire Lewis
Friday, 7th May 2021, 11:40 am

Primary school teacher Hannah Wilson aged 41, was diagnosed with cancer at the end of February and gave birth to her daughter just a few days later.

Sadie Jessica Rose weighed just 3lb 9oz but because of her mum’s deteriorating health she was delivered early at 31 weeks.

During the caesarean section, the extent of Hannah’s cancer was discovered and she was given just weeks to live.

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Hannah and Andrew Wilson with their children, Jude and Sadie

Hannah, from Tankersley, Barnsley, already had a son, Jude, who is nearly two years old.

She arranged her wedding to her long-term partner, Andrew and a naming ceremony for her children as she battled for life.

Instead of flowers at her funeral next week., Hannah made one last wish that money donated in her memory should go to those who helped her.

All donations are to be shared between the Jessop Wing maternity unit in Sheffield, Barnsley Hospice, Barnsley Neonatal Unit, The Ambulance Wish Foundation and the charity Mummy’s Star, which has provided memory boxes for Hannah’s children, a grant to help with childcare and cleaning and has pledged support into the future.

The fundraising page set up by her family says: “Life can be and has been incredibly cruel but we’ve also seen an overwhelming amount of kindness from people and places that we did not even know existed until the last couple of months. You never know if one day you might also need their help.”

Click HERE to donate via JustGiving.

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