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Linda Senior, the mum who made Forget Me Not possible, has sadly died

Back in 1998, Linda was exhausted by the struggle to find the support that her son needed locally. She gathered her friends around the kitchen table and recruited them to her campaign to raise funds to provide specialist hospice care and respite services for children and families in Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield. Linda and her friends would go on to raise enough funds to build our hospice, Russell House, which is named after her son who inspired it all.

Since then, the local community has supported Forget Me Not and millions of pounds have been raised to support thousands of children, parents, siblings and other family members who, just like Linda, needed the support of a local children’s hospice.

Our CEO, Luen Thompson, said “Without the hard work and determination of Linda and her friends, we wouldn’t be here. Many families would have to live with or face the loss of their child alone without the support they need and deserve. Our thoughts are with Russell and his brother Tom at this time. Our team will be holding a moment of reflection in the hospice garden next week as we remember the incredible legacy that Linda has left for families across West Yorkshire