Daughter takes on pyjama walk in memory of Creeting St Mary mum

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The daughter of a Creeting St Mary woman spent the whole week walking a dog in her pyjamas to raise money in memory of her mother.

Amy Taylor, 44, raised money for The National Brain Appeal’s Pyjama Party after losing her mum Bridget Sayers, 72, to a brain haemorrhage in August.

She walked Harry, an 11-year-old Miniature Schnauzer, who originally belonged to Mrs Sayers.

Mrs Taylor, who lives in Potton with husband Paul and their children Rebecca, 13, and Miles, 8, had been looking to support a brain-related charity since her mums death.

The National Brain Appeal raises vital funds for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London.

After having tests in 2015, Mrs Sayers was told that she had a brain aneurysm and that it was too large to treat.

She lived with the possibility that the aneurysm could rupture and that a subsequent brain haemorrhage could be fatal. In August this year, she experienced an intense headache and collapsed before later dying in hospital.

Mrs Taylor, who also lost her auntie Theta to brain cancer, said: “I felt it was a good cause to support in memory of my mum and aunty as they do research into many brain related diseases, including the ones that affected them.”

During her week of walking, Mrs Taylor wore a National Brain Appeal Pyjama Party nightcap, a collection box around her neck, balloons attached to her shoulders and a poster designed by her daughter Rebecca on her back.

So far, she has raised £500 for the charity and said: “The week was so amazing. I’m so grateful to all the friends, family, and complete strangers who have sponsored me.

“We all miss my mum so much. We would visit each other regularly and she made the best roast dinners.

“One of mum’s favourite things was listening to Rebecca and Miles play the piano.”

To donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Marina-Taylor1