Portsmouth pub fundraiser to be held in memory of brother

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A FAMILY fun day will be held in memory of a pub customer.

Punters are being urged to dig deep for Cancer Research UK at The Derby Tavern in Stamshaw, Portsmouth, on Saturday, August 30.

Regular Diane McGahey has arranged the event following the death of her brother David Hayward, 74.

Mr Hayward died from cancer on Wednesday, August 6.

Diane said she wanted to do something special for him because he meant so much to her.

‘My brother did everything for me and always looked out for me,’ she said.

‘He suffered so much and I just want to give something back to Cancer Research to try and beat cancer. It’s a terrible disease.

‘I have always adored my brother and it is big loss for me. I just can’t believe he is not going to be there any more.’

Visitors will be treated to a barbecue as well as a disco and games.

A raffle, card games and a performance from a ukulele group will be held.

Diane put on an event for charity at the pub last year and it is hoped this one will raise more than the £1,000 pulled in last time.

She raised money to help raise awareness of breast cancer before as she had the disease.

Diane, 60, said: ‘I can’t thank the pub enough for their help. Staff are helping to arrange a lot of things for me, I can’t be more grateful.’

Landlady Susan Dilley said: ‘We put on an event for her last year, and we think it’s nice to put on charity events.

‘It helps to bring more people in, plus people donate prizes and enjoy the games.’