Charity event in memory of Dan

Husband and father Danny Cahn - the event will be in his memory. EMN-151120-153110001

Husband and father Danny Cahn - the event will be in his memory. EMN-151120-153110001

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A charity evening of music, fun and laughter has been organised in memory of a young father who died this year.

Danny Cahn died, aged 24, in September and the evening has been organised by his widow, Marie, 32, of Sleaford, to help raise funds for leukaemia and lymphoma research and to help families suffering with the condition.

Marie, who was left with youngsters Evie, aged five, and Riley, two, said Danny had only been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic lymphoma 16 weeks before.

On his death, Marie felt the urge to fundraise for leukaemia care and the hospital where he was treated. She said: “I just wanted to do something to keep his memory alive and for a cause that is very close to my heart because it is such a horrible disease.”

Dan worked behind the bar at the Barge and Bottle and Marie said boss Mick Wells and staff had been very supportive ever since Dan’s diagnosis. She said: “They are now like a second family to me. Mick has done a lot of the organising for this event.”

She added: “I have the kids but this keeps me busy because it is not nice at night without Dan around.”

The evening starts at 8pm tonight (Friday) at the Barge and Bottle, supported by two local rock bands, Temple Bruer and The Code. There will be a raffle and an auction, with items including a Southampton FC football signed by all the players. They were Dan’s favourite team and he played in the Saints Academy as a teenager before an injury.