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Family staging charity night to help hospice that cared for him
A charity night for Manorlands in memory of a former Keighley mayor who died in the hospice will be staged later this month.
The summer ball tribute to Councillor Brian Hudson will take place at the Three Acres pub in Cross Roads, which is owned by Coun Hudson’s son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Jayne.
The ball will take place from 6.30pm to 1am on May 17.
Pub assistant manager Emma Hudson, Coun Hudson’s granddaughter, said: “It was my idea to hold this event, but we discussed it as a family.
“We wanted to say thank you to Manor-lands for looking after my granddad so well. He was there for about two to three weeks and they were fantastic with him.
“They also took the time to make sure all of us, as individual family members, were OK and were coping with things.”
Manorlands fundraiser, Matthew Binns, said: “It’s lovely they feel they want to do something in return for us caring for Brian Hudson. We do appreciate the support.
“Since they’ve been at the pub they’ve done a lot for us, and hopefully this latest event will be as successful as their previous fundraisers.”
Dress at the summer ball will be formal and the occasion will include a three-course dinner, dancing, live music and a raffle. Tickets are £25 and must be bought in advance. They are available from the Manorlands fundraising office and the bar at the Three Acres in Bingley Road. Call (01535) 644895.
Coun Hudson died in January, aged 72. He was a retired joiner and had been suffering from pulmonary fibrosis.
Together with his wife, Maureen, he had served on Keighley Town Council since its foundation in 2002.
He was mayor of Keighley for the 2007/08 civic year and his wife was mayoress. Before the town council was formed he had been a member of the Aireworth Reform Association, which campaigned for Keighley to have its own council.
He was also on Keighley Gala committee for 30 years and served as chairman of Keighley Community Transport.