Prostate cancer fundraiser in Spalding hosted by family in memory of 'inspiring' husband and dad
A Spalding family are opening their doors to the community for a charity event in memory of superstore worker "loved by everybody who met him".
Lorraine Fairall and her children are hosting a fundraiser for Prostate Cancer UK where they live at 11 Thompson Close on Saturday, August 10, from noon until 4pm.
The fundraiser will feature a barbecue, bouncy castle, cake stall, raffle, tombola and games, including name the bear and guess the number of sweets in the jar.
It comes about 18 months after Lorraine's husband Alan Fairall passed away on February 2, 2018, aged 47, having been diagnosed with prostate cancer in April 2010, aged 39.
Lorraine said: "After losing my husband last year, we weren't ready to do anything until about two months ago when the family thought 'Why don't we have a fundraiser in our garden?'
"Alan was loved by everybody who met him, whether it was through the darts and pool teams he played for, or the band he was in, Porridge Gun, which went round the pubs to do gigs.
"He was diagnosed with prostate cancer just before his 40th birthday, but we didn't focus on it as a family and it didn't stop him from being very sincere, very kind and always helping people."
Alan, who was with Lorraine for 19 years, worked at the former Safeway store (now Sainsbury's) in Spalding and studied graphic design at college.
His son Tylor Abbott (21) said: "Alan was the heart of our family who we would always hear singing and he always found a way to overcome any problems.
"He was an amazing man who was just inspiring and someone who helped me to be the person I am today."
. There are nearly 48,000 new prostate cancer cases in the UK every year, according to Cancer Research UK.
It is the most common form of cancer found amongst men, with around 47,600 (26 per cent) new cases in 2016.
Worryingly, about four in every ten prostate cancer cases are diagnosed at a late stage in England, based on 2014 figures.