Monday, 23 July 2018

Hospice charity ball in memory of parents

THE daughter of a couple from Shiplake who died from cancer within two months of each

THE daughter of a couple from Shiplake who died from cancer within two months of each other has organised a fund-raising ball for the hospice that cared for them.

Kelly Williams will stage the Seventies-themed disco and dinner at Phyllis Court Club in Henley on Saturday, October 8 in aid of the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed.

Her parents, Kay and Steve Landau, lived in Lashbrook Road.

Mrs Landau died in February and her husband died in April. They were both 66.

The couple, who met at a party in London, spent the last three weeks of their lives at the hospice. They were due to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary next month.

Mrs Williams said: “I cannot fault the care that my parents had at Sue Ryder.

“Everyone from the doctors, nurses and kitchen staff had time for us and made us feel like a family.”

Mr and Mrs Landau moved to Henley about 40 years ago. They lived in Albert Road, then Vicarage Road, before moving to Shiplake.

Mrs Landau worked for the Headway Thames Valley charity and Mr Landau was a member of Henley Round Table. The couple were regulars at the Row Barge pub in West Street, Henley.

More than 170 guests, including many of their friends, will attend the ball, which will include a drinks reception and three-course meal, live auction, silent auction and a Tree of Life raffle.

Mrs Williams hopes to raise £10,000 from the night.

Tickets, which cost £55 each, are available from Mrs Williams on 07827 159176 or email

She is also appealing for a business to sponsor the drinks reception.

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