Tributes to Worthing mum who lost battle with cancer

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THE family of a popular Worthing solicitor who died from breast cancer have offered thanks to St Barnabas House hospice for its continued support.

Charlotte Hammond, 45, had been diagnosed with her condition a decade ago, but was determined to keep up the pace with raising funds for the facilities that offered her invaluable support.

Underlining how valued she was, more than 200 people attended her funeral service held at St Michael’s Church, in High Salvington.

Her husband, Matthew Wrighton, praised her charitable work and for co-writing a book, Passport Not Required, which looked at American naval officers’ early links in World War II before they were formally part of Allied efforts.

Speaking in tribute of his wife, to whom he was married last year, Matthew, 32, of Alder Close, said: “Charlotte was a very charismatic person who had a bright and enquiring mind.

“I was very proud of her and she made everyone that she met feel comfortable and had an infectious smile.”

The family has set up an internet page in tribute to Charlotte, charlotte.hammond.muchloved.com through which they are hoping to continue fund-raising for St Barnabas.

A full tribute to Charlotte and more about her life is in this week’s Worthing Herald (Thursday, August 23, edition).