This is the second Fence Club style event held in memory of the late Fence Club stalwart by his family and friends.
Last year, Martyn Green and his family arranged a friends and family dinner in memory of his parents, Phil and Rosemary.
They have done the same this year and once again arranged a raffle, the proceeds of which they have donated to the Fence Cub. The couple were honoured by Martyn and his brother Andrew holding a dinner in ‘Fence Club style’.
Phil became a Fence Club member in 1997 and was chairman in 2013/14. He raised many thousands of pounds for the club through various fund raising events.
Martyn commented: “My dad was always so proud of the work the club did, but also of the members themselves. The Fence Club Christmas event on the first weekend in December always signified the real start of Christmas for our family, and now, without Phil and Rosemary and the Christmas Party, it has been sorely missed.”
Friends and family were invited to a special dinner by Martyn and his brother to celebrate their parents’ lives and keep in touch with their friends. “We wanted to have an event in the spirit and honour of our parents,” said Martyn, “and also to keep the fun of that weekend alive.”
Guests recreated the fun of the Fence Club events by taking part in a raffle, which this year raised £1795 and was gratefully received by Fence Club honorary assistant secretary, Steve Wells, who commented: “I know you will all join me in thanking Martyn and Andrew for their incredible generosity once again. They are both a true credit to Phil and Rosemary who would be so proud of their boys.”
“It’s so important to me that Dad’s name is still associated with the Fence Club, an organisation and cause he proudly stood behind,” added Martyn Green.
Ensuring that his father’s legacy continnues to live on, Martyn is planning to walk the Isle of Wight coastal path in 24 hours next year, and intends to send a further cheque to the Fence Club to support its charitable work.
Steve Wells added: “Phil would be proud that, even after his passing, he is still raising money for the Fence Club that helps so many disadvantaged children. Well done Phil, well done Rosemary, and of course well done Martyn and Andrew.”