Gosport fun day raises money for vibrant charity volunteer

Patricia's grand children, Summer Kent, Jayden Kent and Kadie-Angel Kent
Patricia's grand children, Summer Kent, Jayden Kent and Kadie-Angel Kent
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FAMILY and friends raised more than a £1,000 in memory of a dedicated charity worker.

Patricia White, 58, died last month after battling cancer for five years.

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jpns-08-10-14-032 White Horse fundraiser Patricia White fun day rep fm via ep'BBQ - Paul Carrington, 50, Gosport, Natasha's step dad.

And to celebrate her life and vibrant character, a fun day was held at the White Horse Pub, in Gosport, to raise money for her funeral.

The event was organised by Patricia’s 17-year-old neighbour Natasha Hutchings.

She said: ‘We wanted to raise as much money as we could for her funeral so we can give her the best send off ever.

‘It is what she deserves.’

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jpns-08-10-14-032 White Horse fundraiser Patricia White fun day rep fm via ep''Having her arm painted - Kadie-Angel Kent, 8, Gosport, Patricia's grand daughter.

At the fun day, family and friends of Patricia filled out the beer garden and enjoyed an afternoon of games and activities as well a candy floss machine, barbecue, bouncy castle, face painting and a live band.

They managed to raise £1,107 which will cover part of the funeral costs.

Tammy Kent, 39, is the mum of Patricia’s grandchildren.

She said Patricia never allowed herself to stop raising money for charity, even at the end of her life.

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jpns-08-10-14-032 White Horse fundraiser Patricia White fun day rep fm via ep''The band - Made of Mountains

‘She was on a mission to continue doing things for other people, even though she knew she wasn’t going to be here,’ she said.

As previously reported in The News, Ms White died from liver cancer which spread to her lungs.

Her partner, Paul Talbot said Patricia was the love of his life and he wanted to give her a great send-off but couldn’t cover all the costs.

He said: ‘From the very first time that we met we were just like magic together.’

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jpns-08-10-14-032 White Horse fundraiser Patricia White fun day rep fm via ep''l-r Paul Carrington, 50 and Paul Talbot, 55

Patricia had worked hard for many different charities while she was ill, including Macmillan and Jacobs Well.

Mr Talbot, from Gosport, added: ‘When she was told she had incurable cancer she did so much charity work.

‘She volunteered for so many people just to make money for all the charities she could.

‘Her goal was to do something for other people.

‘This is our goal to do something for her.’

To donate towards Ms White’s funeral go to facebook.co.uk and search for ‘Pat’s Funeral Fundraiser’.