Nearly £5,000 has been raised at a charity event held in memory of a North Belfast woman who died of cancer almost two years ago. Twenty-seven-year-old Bernadette McTasney passed away in October 2009 after a long battle with a brain tumour. The mother-of-one was diagnosed with the tumour in 2005 while six months pregnant but bravely waited until giving birth before getting treatment. She then sadly passed away four years later.

The event, held at Cliftonville Golf Club last Friday (September 2), raised £4,770 which will now be donated to the Children’s Hospice. It saw a golf tournament during the day and an Elvis show at night by local impersonator Jim Brown, as well as music from several bands.

Bernadette’s father Felix Brennan said he was delighted with the amount raised in memory of the Cavehill Road woman.

“The event was held for the first time last year and both years have been a real success, so we are going to make it an annual event,” he said.

“You can’t give enough money to the hospice and she would have been pleased at seeing so many of her friends taking part,” he added.