Stevenage charity gala raises £9,200 in memory of a 'darling dad'
PUBLISHED: 08:25 13 November 2019
J Newman Turner
A charity gala held by the family of a man who lost his brave battle with motor neurone disease has raised £9,200 for an association which supports research into the devastating illness.
Iain Rutherford, who lived in Stotfold, lost his fight with MND and died in November 2015, aged 74.
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Since then, Iain's family have been keen to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, and held a West End Cast Charity Gala in Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre last Sunday.
Iain's son, Carl, said: "It was a great night - emotional but fun. We are so grateful to every single person who performed in, worked on and bought tickets for the gala. Everyone involved - which was about 120 people onstage and backstage - gave their services for free, which is very humbling.
"We raised £9,200. It won't bring our darling dad back, but hopefully it'll help others with MND and ultimately find a cure for this cruel disease."