Northumberland woman who inspired Team Rosie passes away

Rosie Ennis and her daughter Autumn.'Picture by Jane Coltman
Rosie Ennis and her daughter Autumn.'Picture by Jane Coltman

An Alnwick woman, who inspired a community fund-raising campaign to pay for her to share a dream holiday with her young daughter, has lost her battle with cancer.

As reported by the Gazette earlier this year, friends and supporters of brave Rosie Ennis rallied round to collect £10,000 on her behalf – smashing the original £4,000 target.

It meant that the 46-year-old was able to go on a week-long trip to France in August with daughter Autumn, six, which included a magical visit to Disneyland Paris.

But this morning, the Team Rosie Facebook page reported that she had died, saying: ‘It is with much heartache that I have to tell you our beautiful Rosie passed away last night our thoughts are with all of Rosies family at this time x x x x’

Courageous Rosie had been battling aggressive breast cancer, which spread to her lungs. It was the second time that she was diagnosed with the disease, having overcome a fight in November last year, only for it to return a short time later.