Donation in memory of Anne-Marie Noble
STAFF at Pertempts People Development Group (PPDG) have donated £400 to the hospice that cared for a brave young RAF flight lieutenant who died from cervical cancer last year.
Ann-Marie Noble, from Hartlepool, died in December 2013, just two weeks after her 32nd birthday. She had been in the RAF for five years and received a Queen’s Commendation for her work just months after her death.
She managed to fulfil most of her dying wishes, which included meeting BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Terry Wogan, who described Ann-Marie as “Noble by name, noble by nature”.
The former English Martyrs School and Hartlepool Sixth Form student showed amazing courage and positivity after receiving the devastating news she had terminal cervical cancer in April. She told of her passion for life and how she’d realised the good in the world, and she urged women to go for potentially life-saving smear tests.
Now, Ann-Marie’s cousin, Vikki Crangle, who works for Pertemps People Development Group (PPDG) has nominated Hartlepool &District Hospice for a donation from the company’s payroll giving scheme.
“Obviously Ann-Marie was a major inspiration to everyone and the staff at the hospice were wonderful with her in her final weeks. It’s lovely to work for a company that gives us the opportunity to give something back. Ann-Marie would be thrilled.”
Anne Gladwin, Trust Fundraiser at the Hospice, said, “We would like to thank Vikki for nominating Hartlepool & District Hospice and the support from the staff at Pertemps. Every donation is very valuable to us so we can keep providing the necessary care and support to patients and their families. Ann-Marie was obviously a truly remarkable person and an inspiration to many. It is an honour for us to receive a donation in her memory.”
PPDG will hit the 10th anniversary of its award-winning payroll giving scheme in August and will surpass the remarkable milestone of giving and donating £250,000 to almost 700 different causes.
With advancement centres across the North East and UK, PPDG has helped more than 105,000 long-term unemployed individuals into sustained employment, with up to 80% remaining with their initial employer and many more progressing to launch their own business.
The donation is the latest in a string of generous gestures on Ann-Marie’s behalf; determined to live fully what time she had left, Ann-Marie had drawn up a ‘bucket list’ of around 30 things she wanted to do in what time she had left.
Items on her list included being a bridesmaid, dancing in a rainstorm, going on a Welsh safari, driving a super-fast car on a track day and learning to bake a soufflé.
Kind-hearted organisations came forward to offer her experiences, including a trip on the back of a Harley Davidson on Route 66 in America, and Hartlepool Rovers Rugby Club offered her tickets to an England v New Zealand at Twickenham.