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An evening of laughter and happy memories as family remember Janet Duckett

By Maryam_Qaiser  |  Posted: January 17, 2014

  • Hannah, with husband Lee Griffin, David Duckett and Janet's brother Stuart Wilson

  • Family and friends enjoy the evening

  • Programme

  • Barry Woods

  • Prizes

  • Karen Matthews

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Laughter spread through the room as hundreds of family and friends gathered to remember much loved Janet Duckett.

Husband David, who spent a year organising a Charity Evening, in Churchdown raised a staggering £12,2000 last month.

Janet, who was born in the Isle of Man in 1951, died on December 6, 2012, following metastatic melanoma cancer.

David said: “Organising this event was my way of coping. We raised a substantial amount of money of money for Kate’s Home Nursing in Stow-on-the- Wold.

“They will use the money so nurses can be sent out to provide care to patients. They were just an amazing support. They visit families during the night and look after patients while family members can catch up on sleep.”

During the event entertainment was provided by a close friend Barry Woods, who is also a member of the Churchdown Male Choir. Family and friends also took part in a number of comedy sketches.

David from Cheltenham added: “Visitors also enjoyed the Lily The Pink comedy sketch, where Janet’s brother Stuart Wilson played an ugly sister. I have to give it to him, he did well.

“I played Janet’s music, See you in my dreams, on the piano. We had a friend’s daughter Karen Matthews, who is blind tell us a story and she also described a slide show off her holidays which was amazing. All the acts, entertainment and bands on the night were truly amazing.

“Everyone enjoyed the raffle which included prizes from mini breaks to prizes from Rolls Royce. Hannah my daughter has played a big part in helping me organise this. We are still collecting funds by selling DVDs off the night.”

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