Hundreds of people rallied together to raise funds for charity in memory of well-loved Leasingham man Chris Banks.
Chris died suddenly from heart disease in January this year and would have been 60 this month.
He was described as a man who would do anything for people, with an infectious laugh and a ‘larger than life’ personality.
To honour their friend, villagers Lesley French and Lisa Tudberry organised a fun day in aid of the British Heart Foundation at the Duke of Wellington pub on Lincoln Road. The day raised £1520 for the charity with local businesses donating prizes and people baking and bringing cakes. There was a bouncy castle, face-painting, games and stalls.
Lesley said she was amazed by the number of people who came. “It just shows how well Chris was loved. There were at least 200-300 people there at any one time. It was a fantastic tribute to a wonderful man. He was ever so funny and was the first to help anyone.
“Lisa really deserves the credit for putting this together. She did a brilliant job.”