Sister and friend stage fun day for hospice

Becky Thorpe and Sharon Ucar
Becky Thorpe and Sharon Ucar

A family fun day in memory of a beloved brother and friend will raise money for the Prince of Wales Hospice.

Sister Sharon Ucar and friend Louise Clarke are organising an event at The Hemsworth pub on the second anniversary of Michael David Tinsley’s death.

Mr Tinsley, of Brettergate, Hemsworth, died in the hospice aged 38 on July 5, 2012.

Ms Ucar, 49, said: “Before he passed away he got three wishes, one was for a family fun day and he never got to have it. This is his friends and family’s way to give the hospice something for what they did for Michael.”

The fun day at the pub, on Highfield Road, from noon on Saturday, July 5 will feature a bouncy castle and a raffle.

The event has been organised by Ms Ucar and Louise Clarke, one of Michael’s best friends.

The have been in touch with generous local businesses who have donated a stack of prizes for the raffle.

The Strand, Whiteleys Butchers, Venue Beauty Salon, Mike Milners’ Hairdressers, Chique Boutique, Upton Arms, Blue Bell, Molly Mears Photography and The Hemsworth pub are all supporting the event.

Ms Ucar added: “It’s a nice because it gets Hemsworth together as a community as well.”

Last year’s event raised £784 for the Pontefract-based hospice and the aim is to top £1,000 this year.

The target will also be boosted by a charity bag pack at Iceland Hemsworth on July 19. It’s being done by Mr Tinsley’s daughter Leah, nine, son Tyrone, 14, and Ms Uncar’s son Dennis. A sponsored slim by Tina Wiles will also further boost the tally. Find out more about the hospice’s fundraising at