Friends of Conor Murphy from Bourne hold Murph's House Christmas Special at the Voodoo Lounge at Mama Liz's in Stamford
Friends of a man from Bourne who died from cancer aged 22 are holding a fundraising night out in his memory.
Conor Murphy astounded friends, family and medical staff by maintaining a positive attitude during three-and-a-half years of illness.
He continued to be passionate about life right up until February this year, when he succumbed to Ewing’s sarcoma, which had caused tumours affecting his spine and lungs.
Ben Aspinall, 22, and AJ Thomas, 21, are among friends of Conor who have arranged the night out on Saturday December 14 at the Voodoo Lounge at Mama Liz’s in North Street, Stamford.
Called Murph’s House Christmas Special, it will be open to everyone and promises plenty of techno, funky disco and dancing. Of more than 100 tickets on sale, 85 have already been snapped up, with profits going to Cancer Research UK.
Ben said: “Michael Houlihan from Mama Liz’s has been very supportive, and we’re hoping other businesses might help by providing sponsorship or merchandise for the event, such as t-shirts, Christmas hats or similar fun items.
“Cancer is something which unfortunately affects everyone in some way at some time, and so people have been very supportive.
“Conor put himself forward to test new treatments to help the research into cancer, and we know he would be disappointed not to be on the night out we have planned.
“It’s good to carry on his name through the fundraising.”
Friends of Conor organised the first Murphs’ House this Summer and ran the ‘Pretty Muddy’ Race for Life in June. So far they have raised nearly £10,000 for Cancer Research UK.
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