Fundraiser for Eastbourne taxi driver to ‘make memories’ after devastating diagnosis

A fundraiser has been set up for a much-loved Eastbourne dad after he received a devastating diagnosis.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 1:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 1:16 pm
Craig with his partner Dawn and son Reagan, two SUS-200123-131052001

Craig Steadman’s family has rallied around him after he was told the shattering news on Wednesday (January 22) he had terminal cancer.

The 37-year-old, a former taxi driver in town, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2015 but was told the following year it was in remission.

Unfortunately, the cancer came back and now the father has been told it cannot be cured.

His sister Samantha Steadman said, “They don’t know how long he’s got left. We hope he can keep fighting.”

She has set up a Go fund Me page for Craig, his partner Dawn, and their two-year-old son Reagan, to make memories in the precious time he has left.

“He knew it was going to happen,” said Samantha “I think he’s worried about missing his son grow up.

“He’s very loved by everyone, his whole family adore him, especially Poppy the dog.

“He’s so generous, hilarious, funny, just so kind and outgoing and down to earth.”

The fundraiser has been a huge overnight success, so far raising almost £1,500 for the family.

Samantha said, “A massive thank you to everyone, it’s been amazing the support, it’s really helped us all really.

The Go Fund Me says, “It is so important as a family that we continue to make beautiful memories not just all of us as a family, most importantly Craig, Dawn and Reagan, so in later years Reagan can look back at photos of the memories he made with his Dad.

“If any of you amazing people could donate, whether it’s 1p or £10, so they can have family days out or a break away, we would really appreciate it ❤️

“Or we never know, a miracle might happen where he can get cured elsewhere and the funding can help him with this.

“Again, from my family and myself; Thank you to each and everyone of you, for your constant support and encouragement . It’s been so lovely to see the love you have all given Craig.”