The Rave It Fit fundraiser for Jigsaw (South East) bereavement charity has sold out.
The event, this Saturday, is being held in memory of an East Grinstead father of two. In January Rob Young, 58, collapsed and died, whilst playing the game he loved. His death was caused by coronary thrombosis.
“He left the house in the morning in good health but never came back,” said Rob’s wife, Sarah Young. She has organised the fundraiser, with her friend Sian Harding, in tribute to her late husband.
“Rob was a wonderful, loving and active father who made his family complete. Losing him is like losing pieces of your jigsaw puzzle. He would support Jigsaw to help rebuild children, who like our boys, Elliott and Nick, have broken hearts.”
Guests at the Forest Row Social Club, will ‘put their hands in the air, like they just don’t care,’ whilst getting fit to the best tunes in town. The dancing will be followed by Pilates led by Sarah.
However, if you missed buying a ticket, do not despair. After Rave It Fit, the social continues and from 8PM you can join in the festivities to eat, drink, play in the charity darts match, take a punt on the raffle or play pool. Entry is by donation and all profits will go to Jigsaw (South East).
“Rob liked to keep fit. He enjoyed playing team sports especially cricket, football and squash, but he wasn’t keen on dancing though!” Sarah said.
Jennie Hattan is Jigsaw (South East’s) Family Support Team Manager:
“We thank Sarah, Elliot and Nick for their kindness and generosity to our charity, during this very sad time. It will be a wonderful evening to remember a much loved family man and friend to many, and to honour Rob, in a way he would have appreciated.”
Jigsaw (South East) offers grief support to children and young people who have experienced the death of a significant family member through illness, accident, suicide or murder. It also provides support to children and young people who have a family member with a life-limiting condition. The charity works throughout Surrey and surrounding areas. Referrals can be made directly by families or via health and social services.