Ariadne Software becomes 500 Club member - East Cheshire Hospice

Ariadne Software becomes 500 Club member

Professional photographer Roy Doorbar enjoyed capturing memories for others.

Now his family are making sure he is never forgotten by supporting East Cheshire Hospice where he spent his final days.

Daughter-in-law Jill Sherratt has signed up for the charity’s 500 club through her business Ariadne Software.

Roy, who set up the guild of photographers, died from pancreatic cancer in October 2016, aged 81.

Jill said: “Roy was a well-known photographer and loved taking pictures. He covered lots of weddings and took portraits.

Jill Sherratt and son Jack collecting the 500 club membership at East Cheshire Hospice.

“During his illness he choose to die in the Hospice rather than at home to make things easier for my mother-in-law Josie.

“I’d not heard of the 500 club before. Members pledge to raise £500 a year and it’s a great idea to make sure that in the future other families enjoy the same support we had.

“The Hospice needs donations, especially with energy bills rising during a cost of living crisis.

“They were lovely with us and supported the whole family, not just Roy. They made something incredibly difficult as comfortable as possible.

“We’ve donated to the Hospice before and as a company are in a position where we felt now was the time to give something back to the community.

“It was an obvious choice to join the 500 club and I’d encourage others to do the same if they can.”

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