Hannah’s legacy as fiance of Bury St Edmunds midwife killed in car crash completes his fund-raising

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Mark Wade looked emotionally drained as he completed his journey to honour his late fiancee Hannah Seeley and keep her name alive.

On May 11 this year – the anniversary of her funeral, Mark, his brothers Ashley and Ian, cousin Aaron Goodridge and friend Dan Watts – climbed Snowdon at the end of their three peaks challenge.

Mark Wade, fiance of Hannah Seeley, presents a cheque for more than �20,000 to Patricia Davis, head of midwifery at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

Mark Wade, fiance of Hannah Seeley, presents a cheque for more than �20,000 to Patricia Davis, head of midwifery at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

Hannah, 23, from Stanton, was a midwife at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

She was killed as she drove home in April last year when a car veered across the road hitting her vehicle.

Luke Anderson, 23, of Hopton Road, Barningham was jailed for 16 months in May after admitting causing death by careless driving.

On Friday Mark presented a cheque for more than £20,000 to the hospital.

It will pay the majority of the costs of a new birthing pool room which will be built and named after Hannah.

“I’m incredibly proud of what we achieved,” said Mark

“I’m surprised the amount to be honest. We set out to raise about £5,000.

“ The generosity of people is unbelieveable – £20,000 is a lot of money.”

He said he had been helped by other fund-raising events including The Stanton Charity Bike Ride and golf day.

“Hannah would be very proud. It is a massive comfort to think we have been able to help do this for her.

“Her name will continue long after I’m here,” said Mark who said he had no further plans for fund-raising

Patricia Davis, head of midwifery at the hospital said: “It is fantastic. We are really grateful.

“It will benefit a lot of women and I think that is what Hannah would have wanted.”