Angie Simms, a popular district nurse from Corfe Mullen, sadly died aged just 55, following a five year battle with ovarian cancer.
Angie, who has three children and four grandchildren was a keen netball player and enjoyed ‘hashing’ - a form of non-competitive cross-country running with Wessex Hash House Harriers.
She was a much loved wife, mum, ‘nangie’ and friend and was known for her wicked sense of humour, beautiful smile and love of adventure.
Angie’s daughter Emma said, “She never let the cancer get her down and even went on eight mile ‘hash’ runs following an afternoon of chemotherapy. She was an inspiration to us all.”
Angie’s niece Hayley added; “Angie was still nursing and treating patients herself whilst suffering from cancer, she was a real life superwoman.”
Following Angie’s death on 24 February 2014, Angie’s friends and family have been busy organising an array of fundraising events in support of Forest Holme Hospice, which cared for Angie during her final days. The most recent event organised by Angie’s husband, Martin, was a 100km social bike ride over the Jurassic Coast known as a ‘Bash’.
Martin said; “Her family, friends and fellow hashers followed a trail that had been laid by volunteers, cycling up and down hills through the picturesque Dorset countryside.
I’d like to say a big thank you to all those who faced the challenge, and had fun, whilst raising money for such a worthy cause.”
To date, Angie’s friends and family have raised a total of £10,754 in her name. To donate in memory of Angie please visit; www.justgiving.com/angiesimms