Monday, 23 October 2017

Party in memory of cancer victim

A GARDEN party was held in Christmas Common in memory of a man who died from cancer.

A GARDEN party was held in Christmas Common in memory of a man who died from cancer.

About 140 people attended the event at the home of Graham and Alison Pitman, whose daughter Debbie Denyer lost her husband Mark in July 2011, aged 40.

The couple sold home-made cakes and raised more than £1,000 for Cancer Research UK and the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed.

Mrs Pitman said: “We were very pleased. It was well supported by lots of friends and family and also some local people.”

She said Mr Denyer died just days after complaining that his ribs hurt.



He thought he had injured himself in a motocross accident and went to see his GP because he felt very tired and breathless. He was admitted to Wycombe Hospital where he spent a week before being transferred to the Nettlebed hospice where he died the same day.

Mrs Pitman added: “The event was partly to raise money for the both the charities and partly because his daughter Chloe was 23 weeks old when he died.

“It was also to make our daughter aware that he’s not forgotten and to our granddaughter who never knew her daddy. It’s to let her know that everyone loved her dad and he was important.”

Chloe, who is now four-and-a-half, has a 14-month-old sister called Amelie. The family live in Old Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.



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