Memorial to remember Andy Prowting

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SCORES of people are expected to attend a candlelight vigil for a 24-year-old man who lost his battle against skin cancer.

The Southern Cruisers, a newly-formed group made up of people who have modified cars, were going to hold a fundraiser for Andy’s Army.

It was part of a drive to help get Andy Prowting to America for treatment not available on the NHS.

But, as reported earlier this month, Andy, of Silkstead Avenue, Leigh Park, died after fighting the disease for eight months.

Jordan Folkard, co-creator of the Southern Cruisers, said: ‘We met Andy a few times and he was always smiling.

‘We were going to raise money for Andy’s Army this Sunday, but now he’s sadly passed away we have decided to light candles in his memory. It’s so sad.’

The event takes place on Sunday, in the D-Day Museum car park in Southsea, at 7pm.

People can buy items such as car stickers, and money will go to the Andy’s Army fund. Tealights will also be available to buy. The memorial takes place at 7.30pm.