16 June 2014
Duncan’s family and friends.
More than £2,000 was raised for Macmillan by Duncan Wilson's friends and family as they celebrated what would have been his 35th birthday.
Duncan sadly passed away from testicular cancer last year, but his friends and family paid a fitting tribute to his incredible spirit and love of music by holding a mammoth fundraising day in Duncan's honour. After hosting a private BBQ where they planted a tree in his memory, a huge public event was held at Leed's Distrikt Bar.
Both events were packed out and everyone dug deep to raise funds for Macmillan who helped Duncan during his battle with cancer, with all donations going to support people in Leeds affected by cancer.
Katy Noble, who organised the event, said, "I'm over the moon with the success of these fundraising events organised in honour of Duncan Michael Wilson, on what would have been his 35th Birthday. We held the private BBQ at my home and it was a fitting tribute where we ate, danced and planted a tree with Duncan's closest family and friends."
"At Distrikt Bar we danced into the early hours, celebrating the life and music that our dear departed friend shared with us. Tristan da Cunha, Frenchy, PBR Streetgang, Tom Craven and Jonny Wren were all close friends with Duncan, and they played the finest selection of house and disco to keep the crowd cheering all night."
"A grand total of £2000 was raised for Macmillan, and I'm looking to set something up permanently to carry on raising money for this charity in Duncan's honour and celebrate the life of our dear friend who's dancing along with us. Thank you to the many businesses and friends who donated their time and skills to make all this possible, and of course to all who came, donated and were 'Dancing for Despo'."
Clara White, Fundraising Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support in Leeds, said, "We're so incredibly grateful to Katy and all of Duncan’s family and friends for supporting Macmillan. The great lengths they've gone to in raising money and awareness in their friend's memory is truly amazing. Katy did such an incredible job organising this event and every penny raised will genuinely make a massive difference, and help us make sure no-one has to face cancer alone."