A night at the races in honour of ‘legend’ Pete

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A CHARITY race night is being held in honour of a much-loved Rugby man who died last year.

It takes place at Rugby Workers’ Club on February 10 in memory of Pete ‘Sailsy’ Diack.

Sailsy died last August aged 44 after a series of heart attacks while working as a driver in Africa.

Proceeds from the night, which starts at 8pm, will be split between Help for Heroes and the British Heart Foundation.

Organiser Lewis Collins said: “Sailsy was one of my best mates and I’m hoping the night will raise a few thousands pounds.”

Sailsy, who lived in the town all his life, was well known in Rugby.

This was reflected at his funeral, when hundreds of mourners flooded St Andrew’s Church in Rugby to say ‘goodbye’.

His family say he was best known for his kindness to others, funny catchphrases and being a karaoke king.

Everyone is welcome to the night, which costs £2 admission.

“I’m sure it will be very well supported,” said Lewis.

For more information on the Oliver Street fundraiser telephone Lewis Collins (01788) 844866.