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Charity record for young mum who died

By gail robinson, Town Reporter Thursday 8th May 2014
Clare Broomhead

A BARNSLEY mum died after suffering two stokes, aged just 36 - now friends of Clare Broomhead have recorded a charity single to raise money for the stroke unit that looked after her.

Clare, a single mum, suffered a stroke on December 27 and died on January 15 after a second stroke.

Her shocked friends described the mum of a 16-year-old son as "a shining light" and decided they wanted to do something to mark her life and help other.

Clare, from Berrydale, Worsbrough Bridge, had been friends with Shelley Whitehead who lives nearby since they were children.

Shelley and her husband Andy decided it would be a fitting tribute if money could be raised for the stoke unit at Kendray hospital where Clare had been so well looked after.

So 42-year-old Andy has been into recording studios with Jennifer Reynolds and Joe Fletcher and the charity single, So Far Away, is now available online.

Details of how to buy the song and how to make donations in Clare's memory are on a special facebook page called So Far Away Broomy's version.

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Posted by trish evans I Fri 9th May 2014 at 8:08pm

Awww thats terrible to hear this really sad news. Raising money for the unit is a fantastic idea and well deserved.

Posted by Mrs Claire Robinson I Fri 9th May 2014 at 8:37pm

Clare was the best person you could ever wish to meet a fantastic friend, mum and daughter, so tragic, please buy this cd to support the stroke unit xx