Daughter raises £1,200 in father's memory

Daughter raises £1,200 in father's memory


Lucy Elder

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Daughter raises £1,200 in father's memory

A fundraiser in memory of a loving father raised more than £1,200 for charity.

Michael Rapley with his granddaughter, Lucy


Donna Butler, 30, lost her father Michael Rapley four years ago to cancer and has carried out a fundraiser every year since in his memory.

The event on Saturday at White Waltham & Shottesbrooke Social Club in Hurst Lane saw about 80 friends and family enjoy a disco and raffle to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The mother-of-three from Desborough Crescent secured raffle prizes from shops in the town, which included tattoo vouchers, meals out and golf sessions.

At the event, guests released helium balloons with messages into the night sky.

Michael would have been 60 on Monday and Donna has raised about £1,000 for the charity each year since he passed away.

"It is one of those things that people don't realise, it takes something to happen to want to fundraise," said Donna.

She added she wanted to say a big thank you to her mum, the hall and those who donated prizes.


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