Queenswood resident David Beck is on a mission to raise £30,000 for five charities in memory of a mum of three young children who passed away last year at the age of 28, writes Jill Buckley.
David is organising one event a month for the next 12 months, culminating in a final event, an auction night, on what would have been former partner Charlotte’s 30th birthday in February next year.
And the first is an X-Factor night this evening at Queenswood Social Club on Queenswood Drive. Tonight’s event has sold out but there are plenty more to choose from over the next year including race nights, a football tournament, a boxing night and a Little Mix tribute, as well as many more.
There’s more information on all of the events and details of how to book tickets for them, from Queenswood Social Club, on the facebook page.
Charlotte suffered from Lymphoma and passed away on May 7th last year leaving her three children Lily Mae now aged six, Leo now four and Thomas, one, as well as her family and friends. David is very keen to use his fundraising efforts to help the children remember their mum. He said:
“In their short lives all they’ve had is heartache and these events show them the good in people.”
The charities which will benefit from the events are all causes which Charlotte was affected by towards the end of her life; Macmillan Cancer, Leukemia Care, the Stroke Association, the Neo-natal unit at St James Hospital and ward 88 where Charlotte was cared for.
Local businesses have been quick to support David. Most of the events will be held at Queenswood Social Club, local firm Stitch Ink have provided t-shirts for the fundraising events and FDP Group have been kind enough to deal with all the necessary printing for the events.
If you would like to make a donation visit the 12 Nights For Charlottejustgiving page.