Community rallies in memory of Joanna

RIDGE Hill residents displayed community spirit to help raise £253 towards the funeral costs for Joanna Hallam, who tragically lost her life after being involved in a road collision on Darnton Road, Stalybridge.

They organised a table top sale at Ambleside Baptist Church, with local community groups attending.

Organiser Samantha Anderson praised locals, declaring: “Ridge Hill has a bad name but that is not what you see inside the estate.

“As we saw on Saturday (February 16) everyone has a heart of gold.”

Tameside Huskies, of whom Joanna and partner Luke Shilling were active members, had a stall.

They also held an off-lead fundraising event in Dukinfield that raised £240, again towards funeral costs.

Huskies also held a memory walk from The Roaches in Mossley to Uppermill and back and which had 38 dogs involved.

Another big fundraising event for Joanna takes place at Ridge Hill Working Men’s Club on Sunday, March 17, starting at 4pm.

Cover band The Runaways will be playing and it will be a family event.

There is also an online auction on the Ridge Hill Residents’ Community Facebook page.

Among those donating prizes are: Relics ‘N’ Rust Lifestyle, Dee Tattooz, El Pedro’s Barbers Shop, Emma Mowbray Tattoos, Earth Spirit Healing Gardens and Quick Draw Tattoo.

The closing date for bids is March 17 and anybody wishing to donate further prizes can email

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