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Living wake to give terminally-ill man chance to say goodbye to friends on Sheppey

A terminally-ill man is hoping to catch up with as many of his friends and family, past and present, at his living wake.

David Hughes, 61, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in September last year.

The following month, he was given the devastating news it had spread to his bones and was terminal.

David Hughes will have a living wake this evening
David Hughes will have a living wake this evening

Now he wants to have his wake while he is still around to enjoy it.

It will take place from 7pm in the Minster Working Men’s Club hall in Union Road this evening.

There will be a disco, playing 1970s and 80s music, a Play Your Cards Right game with a cash prize, a raffle and buffet.

The Queenborough resident said: “If you grew up in Noreen Avenue, Minster, in the 1960s and 1970s or were at Minster Primary, Sheerness Secondary School for boys, or Sheppey School with me, please come and join us for a fun-filled night.

“Or if you worked with me at Woods Bakery, Klippons, Queenborough Rolling Mill or Morrisons.”

He added: “It will be great to have a catch up with people I haven’t seen for a long time. Why have a get together when you’re dead?”

Any money raised and donations given on the night will go towards prostate and bone cancer research.

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