Husband aims to top £10,000 in memory of his wife
PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 September 2012
A DEVOTED husband is hoping to top his total of £10,000 which he has raised in memory of his wife after she lost her battle with cancer.
Tony Edwards, aged 72, of Comrade Avenue in Shipham, raised the staggering amount in just three months for the Pamela Edwards Memorial Fund.
The fund was set up after Pam died in June, aged 72, following her struggle with cancer and all the proceeds will be donated to Weston Hospicecare who supported Pam and Tony in the late stages of her illness.
Tony said: “Pam didn’t want a fuss after she passed away; all that she asked for was that we did everything we could to raise money for the hospice who took such great care of her.
“I know that she would have been immensely proud and grateful for the amount of money our friends, family and members of the community have helped to raise and I can’t wait to hand it over to Weston Hospicecare later this year.”
Despite pulling together this huge sum through charity dinners, clothes sales and donations from friends, family and the community, Tony is not stopping there.
He has also organised a cabaret and supper evening at Shipham village hall, in New Road, on October 5, where he hopes to raise even more money before the fund is donated to the hospice.
Tony said: “My one final challenge is to pack the hall for our cabaret evening and add to the £10,000.
“The hospice’s care was invaluable to both Pam and myself; it meant that we could spend our final few months enjoying each other’s company knowing that Pam was being given the best care possible.
“This is our way of saying thank you and it means so much to me, as it would have done to Pam to be able to give something back.”
Tickets for the event are priced £15 which includes supper and entertainment from Just the Three of Us – a harmonising soul trio – and Elvis McGonagall, a satirical poet often heard on BBC Radio 4.
There will also be drinks on arrival and a bar open from the start of the evening at 7-10.30pm. To book tickets, call 01934 842926.