In Celebration of Louise

A charity event held at Brindle Distillery, Brindle, to celebrate the life of an inspirational New Longton mum of two, has raised more than £4000

The event, in aid of Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Appeal, was attended by 170 family members and friends of Louise McParland, who died of a rare form of lung cancer aged just 41-years-old.

Her illness didn’t stop her from launching a new business with friend and fellow mum-of-two Gillian Bartlett, of Much Hoole. Together they founded Copa Fizz, a novel mobile drinks company serving Prosecco and gin from a bar fashioned from a converted authentic Piaggio truck, very different from the financial sector in which they had both previously worked.

It was Gillian who organised the Brindle celebration at which guests were entertained by two local female vocalists, as well as tucking into a Rosemere pizza, made especially in Louise’s memory by the Travelling Pizza Company which included a Rosemere Cancer Foundation donation and to raise a toast to her with a fruity pink gin, again made just for the event by Brindle Distillery to support the charity under a Copa Fizz label.

Gillian said: “It was a fantastic evening. I tried to say a few words about Louise but it was too overwhelming. She was truly inspirational and I am so glad we were able to help Rosemere Cancer Foundation as it is a cause that was so close to Louise’s heart.

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