Hatfield family offer dementia support following mum’s death

PUBLISHED: 09:36 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:31 19 July 2018

Julia and Joanna Bennett with their mum Christine Rollinson (middle). Picture: Supplied.

Julia and Joanna Bennett with their mum Christine Rollinson (middle). Picture: Supplied.


A Hatfield family have paid tribute to their winning Superstar mum and offered dementia sufferers assistance in her honour.

Christine RollinsonChristine Rollinson

Sisters Julia Rollinson and Joanna Bennett, owners of WGC-based electricians Plowright Hinton Ltd, are offering free portable appliance testing to anyone going into a home because of an Alzheimer’s related illness.

The family-owned business is also offering huge discounts on any electrical works which would help sufferers stay at home for longer.

On June 4, the pair lost their mum Christine Rollinson to dementia at 72 years old.

The family, who have lived in Hatfield for over 30 years, adapted the house so she could live out her time at home while being cared for by her husband.

In 2017 Christine won the Welwyn Hatfield Times Superstar Mum competition which the sisters described as the “perfect way” to spend one of her final Mother’s Days.

Julia said: “We would love to give back to Welwyn Hatfield and help make things a little easier for families at such a terrible time.

“Our mother was the most selfless person we have ever known, she was beautiful inside and out.

“She did a lot for the local community but never said anything as she never did any of it for any kind of recognition.

“She was an amazing mother, a loving wife and the kind of friend we all need.

“If there were a few more Christines in this world, the world would be a much better place.

“She will be missed by so many.”

After Christine died her family were informed by the people of her church that she always helped them out, including picking people up who couldn’t get there and dropping them back home.

It was also discovered that she did a lot of other things secretly to help the community out.

Christine, who went out walking almost every day, would religiously take out a carrier bag with her and pick up the rubbish around the area.

Julia added: “Whenever anyone on her street passed away it was always my mum who did the collection and had flowers sent to the family.

“She was just generally a selfless person who put others before herself.”

For more information about the offer for dementia sufferers visit www.phlimited.co.uk

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