Sisters to hold Rugby Myton Hospice fundraiser in memory of brother who battled cancer for nine years

Diane and Jackie Jones have organised a fancy dress party to raise money for Myton Hospice
Diane and Jackie Jones have organised a fancy dress party to raise money for Myton Hospice

Two sisters are hosting a fundraising event to support Myton Hospice in memory of their beloved brother who battled cancer for nine years.

Diane and Jackie Jones are encouraging people to put on their finest fancy dress gear for a party at the Railway Club, in Hillmorton Road, Rugby.

The event will be held in honour of David Jones, who passed away on September 18 2013, aged 42, after battling with cancer for nine years.

David enjoyed visiting Rugby Myton Hospice and his family are keen to give something back.

“David was a lovely person and the nurses thought the world of him,” Diane said.

“The people who work at Myton are amazing and we want to raise as much money for them as possible so they can continue their great work.”

Diane said David was a kind and caring man, who was ‘a big kid at heart’.

“The reason we decided to organise a fancy dress party was because David loved to get dressed up, he would go all out and look brilliant - he was great fun,” Diane said.

“At first he was a little reluctant to go to the hospice because he was under the impression it would be mainly old people and very ill people there, and he didn’t class himself as either of those. But after his first visit when he was beaten by the old ladies at Scrabble, he realised it was a great place and he visited once a week.

“We still go down there and speak to the nurses and talk about David. They really are a lovely team there.”

Last year the sisters raised nearly £600 and they hope this year’s event will generate even more for the hospice.

Diane added: “It will be a great night and everyone is welcome to come along. You don’t have to wear fancy dress if you don’t want to, just come along and support the hospice.”

The event takes place at the Railway Club in Hillmorton Road, Rugby, on Friday October 16 from 7.30pm till late.

There will be a disco, raffle, buffet, and a prize for the best costume.

Tickets cost £6 and must be bought in advance as they will not be available on the door. They can be purchased from the Alexandra Arms in James Street, where David used to drink, and from the reception area at Myton Hospice.

Any businesses, organisations or individuals who would like to donate a raffle prize or support the event in any way can email Diane at jones-d28@sky.com or contact Rugby Myton Hospice.