A FATHER and his four sons have come one step closer to reaching their colossal £18,000 charity fundraising target for National Lung Cancer.
David Livingstone joined his four sons and 150 others at a beer and skittles evening at the Shirley RBL Club, organised in memory of David’s wife Lynne.
The £808 raised on the night has been added to the money already donated to Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation by ‘Team Lynne’ to give a total of £17,492 raised for the only charity in the UK wholly dedicated to defeating lung cancer.
David said: “Lynne was the heart of our family, she loved her family and loved life.
“Ever since we lost her three years ago, our four sons and I have thrown ourselves into fundraising in her memory and have done many events, from marathons to sky dives.
“Lung cancer is a horrendous disease – it does not discriminate and can hit anyone at any time.
“It is only when it hits somebody you love that you realise how important the work of this charity is.
“We are so grateful to everybody who supported us over the fundraising weekend, there are too many names to mention how much fantastic support we have received.
“I would particularly like to thank Sophie and Adam from the British Legion who helped from the beginning to end.”
Jack Miller, director of fundraising at the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, said: “David and his family really go above and beyond, which is obvious from the support they have received from the Solihull community.
“They are a real inspiration and the money they have raised will go such a long way in supporting people who are living with lung cancer and researching a cure.”
You can support David and his sons’ fundraising through The Lynne Mary Livingstone Tribute Fund online, or by making a donation directly to Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation at www.roycastle.org