Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Memorial coffee morning

A COFFEE morning is to be held in Henley tomorrow (Saturday) in memory of a man

A COFFEE morning is to be held in Henley tomorrow (Saturday) in memory of a man who died from lung cancer earlier this year.

Paula Isaac, 35, of Gainsborough Road, is hosting the event in aid of Macmillan.

It is in memory Steff Henrecci, whose partner Louise Hooper is close friends with Mrs Isaac.

Miss Hooper will attend the event with their three-year-old son Albie and her 11-year-old daughter Libby.

Mrs Isaac, who has daughters, Ceri and Libby, said: “I spoke to Louise about the idea of doing it in Steff’s memory and she thought it was really nice.

“We have worked really closely on the plans and it’s a nice way for everyone to get together and share our memories of him.”

Miss Hooper also lost her mum Carol to cancer last month.

More than 80 people will attend the event, which almost exactly coincides with Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning annual fund-raiser today (Friday).

Among those attending will be Mayor Lorraine Hillier, who will bring cakes and tea from her Hot Gossip coffee house in Friday Street.

Last year Mrs Isaac shaved off her hair to raise money for Cancer Research UK in memory of her aunt Elaine, who died in 2008 after a battle with the disease.

Mrs Isaac said: “I’ve never held this kind of event before but I’m hoping a raise a few hundred pounds. We’re going to have donation boxes and a raffle.”

Helium balloons will be released at the event.

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