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Hundreds turnout to support colour run initiative to remember and celebrate the life of Lisa

23 May 2023

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Fleetwood Town Community Trust alongside partners from Healthier Fleetwood, Fleetwood Primary Care Network, Macmillan and Fleetwood FBK hosted an event to remember and to celebrate the life of our loving colleague and friend, Lisa Birtwistle.

Lisa was an incredible person, who always carried an infectious smile with her and made a positive difference to every person she spoke to. 

She made a huge impact in all of the roles she had, beginning with Fylde Coast YMCA where she coordinated a range of physical and mental wellbeing programmes to increase the life chances of the people of Wyre.

After several years of service she moved to Fleetwood Town Community Trust where she oversaw a number of community development projects, largely specific to young people and enhancing opportunities for children to access a range of sports.


She would then go on to work for Fleetwood Primary Care Network as a Social Prescriber where she would support the residents of Fleetwood in accessing provisions in the town with a wider purpose of tackling health inequalities and bringing people together.

The Colour Run - which took place on Sunday 14 May 2023 - provided an opportunity to bring her family and friends together, spreading joy and happiness in her memory, after sadly passing away in April 2022.

The event saw over 150 people in attendance, and the Trust are pleased to confirm that over £500.00 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support, as chosen by Lisa’s parents.  

We all love and miss you, Lisa.

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