Charity night to remember brave Zac

PUBLISHED: 16:00 31 May 2014

Zac Griffiths with mum Lorraine and brother Kyle.

Zac Griffiths with mum Lorraine and brother Kyle.

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A NIGHT to remember a popular Worle man and raise money for charity will take place in Weston next week.

Zac Griffiths, who was described as a ‘fighter’, died in March last year, while waiting for a heart transplant.

The 27-year-old was diagnosed with heart disease after contracting a virus in 2009 and the end of Zac’s brave battle prompted his family and friends to launch an organ donor recruitment appeal.

The former Wyvern Community School pupil was well known around town after working as a delivery driver and DJ. He also worked at Dragon Kiss, Aldi and on the Grand Pier.

Family friend Debbie Stone, who had known Zac since he was a child, has now organised a charity night at Hussain’s Indian Restaurant in Orchard Street, to raise cash for The Cardiomyopathy Association in his memory.

Debbie, family and friends, are inviting people to join them for a meal on Monday at 6pm, where 25 per cent of the money made from food orders will go to the association.

Debbie, aged 47, who lives on the Coronation estate, said: “I have arranged many charity events over the years and raised a lot of money for different causes, but this one is very close to my heart.

“Zac was one of my eldest son’s best friends and I had watched Zac grow into a beautiful young man. If I ever needed advice he was there for me and we will always remember his big bear hugs.

“He is missed by so many people and we are asking anyone that knew Zac or wants to raise money, to book a table.”

In the Mercury’s tribute to Zac, friends called him a ‘massive character’ and said he ‘added something to everyone’s lives.’

Brother Kyle said: “He was a fighter to the end which showed how much he loved life. He was the bravest man and I’m proud to call him my brother.”

n To book a table and support the cause contact Hussain’s on 01934 622120.

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