A Hemel man that has spent years raising money for cancer related charities in memory of his father in law, is dedicating his next event to his wife who sadly passed away in May this year.
Paul Bennett started the idea for Soul Against Cancer six years ago when his father in law died of cancer.
Paul said: “My youngest son ran a marathon to raise money for cancer related charities in memory of his grandad, and my wife, and I thought, ‘why don’t we start something?’.
“We decided to host and put together Soul Against Cancer, a soul-based music event for people to dance away too and raise money for good causes.
“We’ve always had good turnouts and altogether we have raised over £15,000 for both Macmillan and Cancer Research.”
Macmillan is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support for people affected by cancer.
Cancer Research is also one the largest British charities and helps fund and raise awareness for research into cancer.
Paul’s wife Karen sadly passed away in May of 2019 after losing her brave fight against cancer.
Paul said: “The event is such great fun and the standard of DJs we have who are giving their time to be at the event for free is unbelievable.
“I want to keep doing these events for as long as I can, each year the event gets bigger and is growing overtime.”
Event attendee, Jeremy Braithwaite, said: “The purpose of the event is something I hold close to my heart. I can’t wait to have a dance to some good music with some good people.”
The 2020 Soul Against Cancer event, that is in memory of Karen Bennett, has since sold out and Paul is in awe on the support he has been shown.
To donate to help Paul raise more money to beat cancer once and for all, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/karenbennett208