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Rock night tribute to Sutton woman
12:40pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in Keighley
A rock night in memory of a Sutton woman who died of heart failure has raised more than £3,000.
May Marshall’s daughter, Nicola Dobbie, organised the Roktober event on Saturday for the British Heart Foundation.
The sell-out night of rock music, dancing and fun featured a performance by local band Out Of Nowhere.
Nicola organised the event because her mum loved to dance and was “the life and soul of the party”.
Nicola said: “She was notorious for being the first on the dancefloor and the last off, so it seemed silly to arrange a coffee morning!”
The event at the Copper Beech Club in Baildon attracted almost 170 people, including family, friends and many who had found out about it on the Internet.
Nicola added: “I’m immensely happy with how it went. The band was fantastic. It was important to me because of my mum.”
Nicola said she had received an amazing amount of help from people, along with companies that donated raffle prizes.
The main sponsor was Shipley estate agent Bentleys, whose financial support covered much of the cost of organising the night.
May, 56, died in June last year while Nicola was on holiday. She was discovered by her daughter when she went to visit with her two sons on her return.
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