A pair of Newtown sisters have raised thousands in memory of their mum at their weddings.

Sisters, Jodie and Sophie Roberts who both celebrated their weddings in 2023 raised more than £12,500 for Lymphoma Action in memory of their mum, Heather Roberts, who died 9 years ago from the cancer.

The newly wed sisters who both got married over the summer in 2023, held ticketed Sunday luncheons and promise auctions the weekends of their weddings, making the most of the wedding marquee’s.

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Family, friends and local businesses donated prizes for the auction which helped to raise the total for the charities.

Bespoke oak carved clocks alongside luxury get-aways were just some of the items up for grabs at the auctions.


Jodie, with new husband Daniel Hughes, raised £8000 for Lymphoma Action from the charity event held the weekend of their wedding in July.

Younger sister Sophie who married Tom Morris in September raised £4,500 for Lymphoma Action and a further £4,500 for the British Heart Foundation. Both couples were amazed at the totals and grateful for generosity of others to support charities close to the families hearts.

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The fundraising for Lymphoma Action continues as Jodie embarks on the challenge of the London Marathon in April 2024. Jodie is grateful for all of the support for the marathon so far but is still asking for sponsorship to help her run the 26.2 miles in memory of her Mum.

You can sponsor Jodie through her JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/page/jodie-hughes-1698959506273?utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=page%2Fjodie-hughes-1698959506273&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=pfp-share