Family fun day organised in memory of loved one

Jim Donaghey for article on charity day he is organising for the stroke unit
Jim Donaghey for article on charity day he is organising for the stroke unit

A charity event in aid of the Royal Lancaster Infirmary’s stroke unit is set to be a real family affair.

Jim Donaghey is organising a day of family fun, darts and entertainment in memory of Alan Horman, his niece Monica’s late partner.

It will be held at the Railway Club in Morecambe Road, Lancaster, on November 16.

Jim, of Browgill Place, Ryelands, has been a member of the club since he was a boy, and has previously been on the committee and also been chairman.

The main event on the day is a darts competition, which kicks off at 1pm.

The day will include a headshave by Monica, as well as psychic readings and a show from drag queen Dixie Tucker.

The afternoon will also incorporate a family fun day with entertainment for children and a raffle with prizes generously donated by local businesses.

This is the fifth year the event has been held.

It was launched in memory of Monica’s partner Alan Horman, whose birthday would have been on November 21.

Entry for the whole day is £5, which includes the raffle, food and evening entertainment. All money raised will go towards the 24-bed stroke unit at ward 23 at the RLI.

Previous years, which have been evening events only, have seen the event raise between £200 and £400 but it is hoped that this year’s event being all day will mean more money is raised.

“We want to thank everyone who has already donated to the cause and the businesses which have offered raffle prizes,” Jim said. “Hopefully this year we can raise even more than we have in the past.” To register for the darts competition, contact the Railway Club on 01524 63628.