Widow to host King’s Lynn charity night in memory of her late husband

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A brave widow’s drive to raise money in memory of her late husband will continue in Lynn later this month.

Lindsey Rasberry has helped mastermind a number of events following Alan Rasberry’s death from pancreatic cancer in June last year, aged 52.

More than £10,000 has already been raised for charities and the fundraising push is set to continue with a dinner and dance night at the Dukes Head hotel on Saturday, June 28.

The evening – entitled ‘Another Night on The Raz!’ – will include a three-course dinner, auction, raffle, casino, Gold Cup horse-racing simulator, soul-singing duo and a disco.

Mrs Rasberry said: “Family, friends, colleagues and associates are continuing to add to the Alan Rasberry Charity Fund. Hopefully this night will raise even more money.”

While he was battling the illness, he attended the first ‘night on the Raz’ at the The Lounge in Lynn, which raised more than £6,000 for good causes.

“One of the things Alan said he wanted to do when he was ill was to create a legacy,” added Mrs Rasberry.

“In the speech that was read at his funeral, it was stated that he wanted people to meet up at least once a year and have a good night in his memory. If extra money can be raised that’s a bonus.”

Proceeds will be distributed to groups such as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s cancer charity fund. Mrs Rasberry’s long-term dream is to have an end-of-life room built at the QEH, where her husband died, so families can enjoy some privacy during the final days of their loved one’s life.

Tickets, which cost £45, are available from the Dukes Head or by calling 07894 863859, which is the same number to call if anyone wants to donate or offer auction lots.