A Huddersfield DJ is hosting a fundraising club night in memory of his mum.
Damien Crook, 28, is hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for Huddersfield Royal Infirmary’s cancer ward through the event at Bar Rouge in King Street, Huddersfield.
Damien’s mum, Julie Smith, spent her final months being treated at the infirmary when she was struck down with a brain tumour aged just 48.
Two years on from her death, Damien, of Waterloo, has decided to try and give the hospital a cash boost.
He said: “The ward really needs help. What happened to my mum has really affected me.
“I would do anything I could to help it. From being up there and seeing how hard staff work I know it’s a very difficult job.
“We were up there for months and we saw so many people lose members of their families.
“Seeing how the staff handled it properly touched me.”
Damien’s dad, John Smith, has already helped out and bought the ward a bed to allow family members to stay overnight.
Now Damien is following his father’s lead by using his promotion skills for a fundraising drive.
He said: “I run a weekly club night at Bar Rouge and all the door takings on April 7 are going to go the hospital.
“We’re also going to put some collection buckets on the bar and the owner has said he will try and match what we make on the door.
“I’m going to hold an auction for an aspiring DJ to win a warm-up set at the bar.
“And Stadium Health and Leisure have also given me signed Town and Giants shirts and tickets to auction and they’re coming down to do fun things.’’
The event, dubbed The Sesh, is at Bar Rouge, King Street, on Wednesday, April 7.
DJs lined up for the night include Dutch Rudder and Eddi Zanetti.
Tickets are £4 in advance or £5 on the door.