THE family of a "most caring" wife and mum who passed away from a heart attack are to host an event to help make sure others do not have to go through the same ordeal.

Loving mum-of-three and wife Linda Fraser died last October after suffering a heart attack at Thatto Heath railway station.

Linda, a former worker at Waterfields Bakery in St Helens, was aged 63 when she passed away at Whiston Hospital on October 19, eight days after suffering the heart attack.

Her family, who run event planners Fraser's Events, are now looking to raise funds for a defibrillator at the station.

Her son Adam says it took 25 minutes to get Linda's heart started and if a defibrillator had been nearby she could have been saved.

Adam says a defibrillator would cost around £1,500 and a special event has been organised to take place at Thatto Heath Park on Easter Sunday to raise money towards it.

Taking place from noon to 3pm the event will include stalls and activities for all the family to enjoy, Easter fun for children; CPR classes; eating healthy and staying healthy stalls; emergency stalls; fun fair; face painting and health checks.

Adam, 34, said: "We don't want another family to go through what we did.

"Northern Rail don't have their defibrillators on their trains or at the smaller stations and we believe Thatto Heath library was the closest place that had a defibrillator and that was closed on a Thursday so we couldn't access it.

"It is easy to access Thatto Heath station and anyone can get to it.

"We hope it will be a fitting event in her memory and the following Friday would have been her birthday.

"Raising the money would mean a lot to us and if we saved one or two lives it would mean the world to us."

Linda, from Thatto Heath, was married to husband Alec for 38 years and had three children: Zoe, Adam and Liam.

Adam added: "She was just the best mum in the world, she loved arts and crafts and reading books.

"She would get 20 books from the library and read and read.

"She was the most caring mum ever. if she ever saw animal cruelty or something sad she would cry, she had a heart of gold."

The family are asking the public to walk to the event and have a health MOT while there.

Everyone is welcome.