A FAMILY has raised £1,800 for the Primrose Hospice by holding a band night for what would have been dad and husband Dan Lippett’s 40th birthday.
Dan passed away in February after losing his battle against a terminal illness.
It was always his wish to celebrate his 40th birthday with an amazing fund-raising band night so he could raise as much money as possible for the Bromsgrove charity.
But, following his passing, his children Amber and Dylan and his wife Julia pressed ahead with the event and collected the fantastic amount.
‘Last Orders’, ‘The Black Tie Event’ and ‘Smokin’ Ashes’, who were all friends of Dan, took to the stage at the Aston Cantlow Social Club for a fantastic evening of entertainment.
Amber and Dylan did their father proud, running a raffle which included prizes of two nights in the Birmingham Hyatt hotel, along with prizes from the Kings Head in Aston Cantlow, Bramley Cottage and the Fox.
Some of Dan’s friends even did a fund-raising cycle event during the day to boost the coffers even further.
And everyone involved is already planning a bash to remember Dan’s 41st birthday.
A Primrose spokesperson said: “They truly are amazing supporters of the hospice.”
Julia said she would like to thank the bands, Dan’s friends, Pilkington where Dan worked, Mount Carmel where Julia works, and Island Meadow Caravan Park for allowing the guests of the event somewhere to stay.
The Lippetts received care from our Primrose at Home service, which enables patients to remain at their own home as they continue their fight.