Angie my mum was a fighter and had already beaten Breast Cancer about ten years ago, but this time was`nt to be. She had a great love of Butterflys and Fairys and her landing and bedroom are like a shrine to them and over objects she loved. She was a Classroom Support Assistant as well as a Dinner Lady at a local Primary School near us. And she did after school club as well and the children loved her as Miss Wild, plus she loved working with children as well as it was her life and love. She took ill a few weeks before the summer time break and was hoping to go back in September but it was`nt to be heartbreakingly. And those children who new her will be heartbroken because off the time that she passed away.
Has you can see it was classed as Sudden Death, so we had to have a Post Mortem on her by the Corner who was not happy with the Death Report from the hospital which still did`nt clarify the cause of death. This as now been refered to a inquest which could take up to six months or more before we recieved a proper Death Certificate and actual cause of death. At the momentwe have been give a Interim Death Certificate so that we may start funeral arrangements for her cremation, as on her death is unascertained at the moment.
We loved her so much and just can`t believe she has gone and left us so quick. I myself don`t know if me and my sister can keep her house on and pay the bills for what is classed a three bedroom house. But the stress of the funeral as knocked us for six, as we don`t have enough money to start proceedings. I went up to Barlows Funeral Directors with my Dad and Uncle Alan and we where quoted £2,560 for the funeral and they said they needed it up front, which we just have`nt got on us now. All our close family and friends are struggling financialy and really help with such a large amount of money up front, and I am on Universal Credit plus my young sister as nothing except child benefit and child tax credit which immediately stops because my mum as passed away which leaves us in dire situation.
We have appointment with my mums bank on Monday to close it, and what ever is in it will go to the funeral directors to cover my mums Cremation, but even then we don`t think she will have enough in to cover it all. I can`t claim Bereavment support towards the funeral as the form to the DWP as to have a invoice of the funeral cost`s and even then they may not recieve it for months and thats why they said they needeed the money up front. We are really gutted at this and can`t believe this is happening causing great stress to me and my family at this time of great sorrow. We have asked for donations towards the funeral at the Cemertary and wake after but we can not wait that long. Please can people help us to pay for my mums funeral, and what ever is left will be donated to Cancer Reserch to fight this horrible disease that as no discrestion on who it takes. And unfortunately we are poor in money even though we have and always tried to give, if but little in amount to chariety shops over years.