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Widow of respected firefighter Dave Thomas arranges charity night in his honour
9:05am Monday 21st October 2013 in News
SINCE the death of her husband in January Suzanne Thomas was determined to do something “positive in his name”.
David Thomas was a respected firefighter with 30 years service to the people of St Helens and across Merseyside.
The 50-year-old was held in such high regard by colleagues that he was given a guard of honour as his funeral cortege drove by Parr Stocks fire station.
Suzanne, 50, his wife of almost 23 years said: “I am trying to raise money for bowel and cancer research and am holding a memorial night for friends and family at Newton Cricket Club on Saturday, November 2.
“About 40,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year – this represents about one in eight new cancer cases in the UK. It is the second most common cause of cancer death, claiming 45 lives every single day.
“I lost David to this awful disease and my life will never be the same again.
“If I can do something positive to help one other person survive and for their family not to go through anything like the last 18 months David and I did I’ll have a go.
“Our night is sold out, but if anyone would like to support me I have set up a Virgin money giving page at virginmoneygiving.com/team/SuziThomas.”
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