'Daredevil' Les remembered at charity fun day

Braintree and Witham Times: Charity fun day for 'daredevil' Les Charity fun day for 'daredevil' Les

Two sisters who lost their father suddenly to cancer are paying tribute to him with an event at his favourite social club.

Netty Bryant, 34, who went to Cressing Primary and Alec Hunter High School, and her sister Joanne Gentry, 39, are planning a mixed darts competition in memory of their darts-loving dad Les Gentry in aid of Farleigh Hospice.

Mrs Bryant said: “My sister gave up her job to be a full time carer for dad and we couldn’t have done that without the help of Farleigh Hospice.

“We hope to raise £1,000 but even if we get £150, it will be worth it to get all the village together in his memory.”

The sisters will enlist the help of salon technicians to wax the legs and chests of brave male volunteers while a children’s boot-camp will put younger visitors through their paces.

Mr Gentry, who enjoyed air-gliding and hot air balloon rides even into his 60s, was diagnosed with cancer in his kidney and lungs in November and he died on March 2.

The event starts at 3pm on Saturday June 14 at Cressing Sports and Social Club on Jeffreys Road. Everybody is welcome.

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