A CHARITY run by a DJ and plastic-free store owner is looking for terminally-ill adults to grant wishes to.

Purple Hearts is a registered charity in honour of Lyndsey Roughton, who died of a brain tumour in 2014.

Her sister, Leigh Holmes, a DJ and owner of new plastic-free shop Planet B in Rawtenstall, set up the charity with her mum in 2014 to provide wishes to adults in the UK to make memories with their loved ones.

Leigh said: “We grant a variety of wishes like going to Centre Parcs, giving gifts to loved ones, and making memory boxes.

“I lost my sister in 2014 and set it up in her memory.

“Before she died we wanted to fundraise to send her to Thailand.

“We had been given a grant, and also ran events like selling cupcakes and fun runs to raise the money.”

In total they raised £25,000.

After Lyndsey died, Leigh and her mum wanted to continue helping others trying to spend as much time as possible with loved ones.

She said: “Because we are quite small, not many people know of us.

“This is very important to me, it gives me a sense of purpose and I remember going through it with my sister.

“It is difficult especially when people come to us late, but we are willing to help everyone that needs it.”

Leigh and her mum took it in turns to look after Lyndsey, before she was moved to a hospice.

Mrs Holmes wants to raise more awareness and let people know of their charity to grant wishes.

At the moment they are unable to back holidays abroad due to lack of funds, but through more donations, they can hope to offer more.

Leigh said: “One man just wanted a necklace for his wife and another lady wanted a photoshoot with her family so her three-year-old son could remember her when he was older.

“Two weeks later the mum passed away," she added.

Since starting up, the charity has helped 20 people so far, but would like to increase this number.

To enquire about making a wish, visit the website http://purpleheartwishes.org/ or email sue@purpleheartwishes.org.