Family of Golcar man Brook Johnson raise £2,000 in his memory
WHEN Golcar man Brook Johnson suddenly died earlier this year his family wanted to do something in his memory.
So family and friends of the 29-year-old organised a charity night and have raised £2,000 for Kirkwood Hospice.
His brother Brodie said the family were pleased so many of Brook’s friends helped them raise so much.
He said: “My younger brother passed away in January, it was quite sudden and we don’t yet know why.
“His funeral was a sad time but we all wanted to do something fun for him so we had the idea to raise money in his memory.
“We chose Kirkwood Hospice because it’s such a good charity, everyone knows someone who has been there or experienced it.”
Brook’s family, including dad Malcolm, mum Sue, older sister Joanne and younger sister Demi, organised a raffle and auction at the Rose and Crown, at Golcar.
Brodie added: “He was a brilliant brother, he was my younger brother so I looked out for him.
“It was just good to do something fun in his memory.”
Brook, a former pupil of Beech Junior School and Colne Valley High School, was a big Huddersfield Town fan.
He was also a keen footballer in his younger days and the family hope to organise a charity football tournament in his memory in the coming months.
The family donated £2,000 to Dalton-based Kirkwood Hospice.