Dear sewing friends, I have just received some very heartbreaking news… My fellow Great British Sewing Bee Season 3 contestant and friend, the wonderfully talented, full of life, stylish and such an amazing lady, Lorna Monje, is no more. I am incredibly shocked and saddened and I feel the sewing community is now poorer for having lost such an amazing seamstress. We are a very close group, the GBSB 3 alumni, and it was so great seeing Lorna whenever she was available from her travels. Last night we were all united in celebrating Lorna and remembering her on and off the programme.
So I wanted to share some of my memories of her but also help her family raise awareness about the disease that has taken her from us much too soon, Aplastic Anaemia. I must confess I hadn’t heard of it before, but you can read more on the Aplastic Anaemia Trust Foundation website.
Lorna’s family have created a JustGive page in her memory to raise awareness and funds for the Trust. If you want, you can make a small donation, but more importantly, please spread the word and maybe other people can make a difference too, so money can be raised to research a cure, support patients and raise awareness.
Lorna, you will be dearly missed! Hope there are amazing fabric and sewing machines where you are.