Hopefully we all know Kev, if I have invited you and I am wrong, please accept my apologies. Please keep this page private.
Kev has been fighting cancer for well over a year and until this week appeared to be winning. He was given a maximum of 8 weeks to live on Monday 18th February as the cancer has spread to his brain. He has three tumours and has been declared inoperable.
Kev is a self-made man, a proud man and I am sure that all that know him love his personality and his braveness, he has two young kids both in Primary school and of course a loving wife Victoria who is known to many of us. Kev ran a youth football team for a number of years, which is where I first met him.
On Friday 1st March Kev has a surprise birthday party at the Monkfield Arms, he has no clue about it and I know the place will be packed as he is a very popular, likeable guy. There is a collection being arranged on the night, the objective is to pay for a weekend at a Centrepark for Kev and the family before he dies, which sadly will be the situation very shortly.
My hope is that we alone can raise enough money here to pay for that and that anything on the night can be used by Victoria to take the kids away later in the year (or whatever she see’s fit). I am certain that this group of people/businesses can achieve that goal.
My first wife died of this shocking disease, my friend’s mum died when he was a young lad, as did his own wife’s father very recently… we won’t cure the illness here, but what we can do is show some support to a family that are about to learn how tough this situation can be whilst Kev is alive and how empty life will be once he is gone.
My business will be donating £100 to this request, whilst I don’t necessarily expect the same from you guys, anything would be appreciated, if you can pledge on this page or inbox me if you prefer things to remain private I would be very, very happy to collect the monies and ensure that Victoria receives the donations on Saturday 2nd March.
Please think about what this situation could do to your own family and what the support of the local community would mean to you once you had time to reflect.
There will be three collection boxes on the bar in the pub on the evening of his birthday party.
Thanks for your time.
Richard & Henry