A HOSPICE fundraiser is being held in memory of a father and son.
Michael Colley, from Almondbury, died from a brain tumour 10 years ago when he was 56 and his 24-year-old son, Philip, died suddenly 20 years ago.
Michael, a wholesale florist, was cared for in Kirkwood Hospice, Dalton, during his final days.
His daughter, Sharron, has now organised a special night to remember her father and brother – and also give other people a chance to remember anyone they have lost.
The money raised is destined for Kirkwood Hospice.
The Freaks and Flares event will be at Paparazzi above the Rock Cafe in Huddersfield town centre from 7.30pm on Friday.
Sharron, 37, an outreach and development worker for Voluntary Action Kirklees, said: “My dad was managing director for Huddersfield firm Bletchers flowers and so we thought we could turn the occasion into a chance for people to remember loved ones they have lost, no matter how many years ago.’’
People will be able to write dedications on paper flowers which will then be displayed at Huddersfield Library for the following week with people who visit there also able to write dedications too.
Sharron added: “Kirkwood Hospice is such a special place, very warm and friendly and allowing people to spend their last days together as a family unit.
“It costs so much to keep the place going that myself and some friends wanted to support them.
“We decided on the Halloween and 70s theme because we thought it would be plenty of fun. People don’t have to dress up, but there will be a prize for the best outfit.”
There will also be a raffle and mini auction and the top prize is free hire of a Porsche for the weekend.
Revival Vintage, a clothing and fancy dress shop at Westgate in Huddersfield town centre, is supporting the evening and will give people attending the charity event a 10% discount for an outfit if they show their ticket.
Tickets cost £5 and are available from Kirkwood Hospice, the Rock Café or Voluntary Action Kirklees at 15 Lord Street in Huddersfield.