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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

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Tickets for night in Bryden’s memory

TICKETS are now on sale for a fund-raising event in memory of Hexham builder Bryden Maughan.

The 47-year-old father-of-two died suddenly on October 15 after collapsing while working on scaffolding in Corbridge.

And his widow, Margaret, who works as a receptionist at Hexham’s Wentworth Leisure Centre, is determined to honour his memory while giving something back to the bereavement service that has helped her and their children come to terms with his loss.

Named after Bryden’s catchphrases, 400 tickets for the Don’t Be a Stranger/Tell Us a Story event on April 6, went on sale on Friday.

Live music, a light buffet and a glass of bubbly are all planned for the event which will take place at Wentworth Leisure Centre and will raise funds for the Rainbow Project, operated by Tynedale Hospice at Home.

The service provides day-long workshops and an after-school club for bereaved children, as well as support for them and their families at home and school.

A silent auction, raffle, tombola, photography and video booth have also been planned.

Donations for raffle and auction prizes are still being collected and anyone who would like to offer their support can contact Margaret via Wentworth Leisure Centre in Hexham, where tickets are also being sold.