A Family Fun Day is taking place on Sunday (August 10) in memory of Eastbourne hairdresser Dawn Weston who lost her battle with cancer earlier this year.
Dawn’s family and friends have already raised more than £15,000 for St Wilfrid’s Hospice where Dawn spent her final weeks and have organised this weekend’s event from 11am-3pm at Eastbourne Borough Football Club in Priory Lane.
There will be fairground rides, stalls including books and plants, competitions, face painting, tombolas and a raffle with prizes including top London theatre tickets.
Dawn’s widower Dan Weston said, “We want people to come and join us for a fun-filled day for all the family. It will be held in Dawn’s memory and raise funds for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.”
A tribute fund set up in Dawn’s memory has already raised £15,000 with people holding events and collection buckets around the town.
Twenty-six-year-old Dawn Weston died on Thursday May 22 after a long battle with cancer.
The manager of Bandeau Hair Studio in Brassey Parade had been given the all clear last year but the cancer returned. She brought forward her wedding to fiance Dan Weston and the couple married at St Mary’s Church in Old Town on January 3 before celebrating at a reception at the Cavendish Hotel.
Despite undergoing gruelling chemotherapy, doctors told Dawn and Dan the cancer was terminal. She went downhill rapidly in April and spent the majority of May at the newly opened hospice in Broadwater Way.
Dan said, “The hospice has been there every step of the way and we can’t thank them enough.
“Having seen the care Dawn had received for three weeks by the doctors, nurses, the voluntary workers and the back room staff at St Wilfrid’s we felt in some way we needed to give something back for the care that they had shown to Dawn.”