Charity event raises thousands in memory of March businessman

SUNSHINE, great food and a wonderful garden added up to a hugely successful fund raising event in memory of March businessman David Dobson.

More than �10,000 will go to Macmillan Cancer Support thanks to the generosity of those who went along to the open garden afternoon at the family home in Orchard Road South on Saturday and others who pledged donations.

Mr Dobson, who died last year from a rare form of cancer, was keen that his family raise both awareness and money for the charity.

His daughter, Claire, said: “ It was absolutely amazing. It just seems like a dream now. We had around 400 people come along and there were all ages from children to pensioners having a great time”

Petrou brothers Mark and Pete provided a hog roast and that was followed by strawberries and cream.

Claire said: “ We want to thank everyone who came along and supported us as a family and for the level of support for dad and the charity.”

Donations are still welcome and can be made at Dobsons shop in High Street, March.