Family and friends of a Pocklington man who died at the age of just 46 held a fundraising event in his memory, and now hope to hold a regular event in his honour.
Tim Hesmondhalgh died of a heart attack on 23 April last year.
The fundraiser took place at Pocklington’s United Services Club, on Waterloo Square, and included a race night, raffle and disco.
About 200 people attended the event with many more contributing before and after the event as well as online. One of those who attended was Eldon Warwick, who agreed to shave his beard for charity.
Nearly £2,500 was raised on the evening for the British Heart Foundation.
Tim’s brother Jason and friend and co-organiser of the event Michael Arnott commented: “We would like to thank everybody who donated, the Pocklington United Services Club for providing and supporting this event.
“It was a fantastic evening and a great atmosphere, so many people turned up on the night to support the event as well as supporting online in memory of Tim and we were amazed by the amount raised for the British Heart Foundation.”
The organisers hope to hold a regular event in memory of Tim and would like to thank everyone who helped out, attended or contributed for making it such a successful evening.
Christine Hindwell, chairperson of the British Heart Foundation’s Pocklington and district committee, said: “It was a very successful event indeed, in the number of people that attended and who donated online. The event was not organised by our committee but organised by family and friends of Tim. We just went along on the evening to support them.”