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Race night in memory of Westbury mum

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 1:20 pm.

A CHARITY race night is to be held in October in memory of a Westbury wife and mother who died from cancer shortly before last Christmas.

Gill Down (pictured), wife of Kevin and mother of nine-year-old Hannah, died in her 40s from bowel and lung cancer on 22nd December.

Gill was treated at the cancer unit at the Royal United Hospital (RUH) in the Bath and was a staunch supporter of the Trowbridge branch of the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group after attending the branch’s first race night in 2014. As a result, the branch is dedicating this year’s event to her memory.

The race night will be held on Saturday 7th October at the White Horse Country Park near Westbury from 7pm to 11pm. Tickets are £5 each, to include nibbles. As well as the racing, there will be a bar, a raffle and an auction. The evening will again be compéred by Sam Gooding, of Gooding Accounts, Westbury.

Event organiser Marie Brichard-Parsons is hoping to sell 180 tickets or more and so exceed the £3,400 raised by the branch at last year’s event. She is also appealing for donations of items for the auction and raffle,

To buy tickets, donate to the raffle or auction, or for further information, call Marie on 07709 912661.