Upton dancer teacher’s gala night tribute to mum

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A woman from Kingsthorpe who died just three weeks before her daughter gave birth to her granddaughter, has been the inspiration for a six-month fundraising tribute.

A fete and craft fayre has already been held at Pauline Daybles’ daughter’s, Rebecca Easter’s, Buckingham dance academy.

Next month, a week after the first anniversary of Pauline’s death, there will be a gala evening in the club house at Kingsthorpe Golf Course.

Rebecca, 35, now living in Upton, set herself a target of raising £2,740 to sponsor a day of research in memory of her mum.

Starting with a sponsored Wear A Hat Day for brain tumours at her dance school in April, Rebecca will finish her half a year with the evening with disco, dance show and buffet supper.

Rebecca said: “My goal is to raise £2,740 for Brain Tumour Research – enough to sponsor a day of research in memory of my much loved and very much missed mum.

“I was one of five children, but mum still found time to do everything to help make my dreams come true, taking me to London to attend the Silvia Young Theatre School and later the Italia Conti Academy.

“I still can’t believe Mum is gone. It was only after she died, aged 65, that we learnt she had an aggressive brain tumour. Just three weeks later my first child was born, so Seren never got to meet her wonderful nanny.”

Tickets for the evening, on October 21, are £10 per person (including buffet). For tickets email rdaybles@gmail.com