“My daughter, Poppy, held a concert for close family and friends in her garden to raise money for Mesothelioma UK in memory of her precious Grandad, Michael Arthur Cross. She raised £550 from Just Giving on Facebook and ticket sales. She also raised £100 for Macmillan who cared for my dad and supported both him and my mum so well.” Michaela Lake.
“Michael Cross was my Grandad. He was a lovely jokey man, he was caring, compassionate and supportive and he loved his grandchildren very much. Grandad worked as a heating engineer for 50 years from leaving school. He talked endlessly about retiring, but unfortunately was only able to enjoy 12 months of it. Being diagnosed in November 2016, Grandad showed little pain and acted like a true gentleman throughout the process and his entire life.
“He always watched my shows and loved to see and hear me sing in his garden, lounge or his favourite place the dining room. I have a passion for singing and I am going to sing five songs and have a disco for people who would like to support my loving Grandfather. He will be sadly missed by many but never forgotten.
“My Grandad always told me to sing and to be the best I can be and we always had lots of fun. When he was ill, I started to organise the show to help him and others and he was very proud of me.
“I wish he could have been there but I know he was watching me from heaven.”
Poppy Lake, Age 9.
Well Poppy held her show which was very well attended and raised not only a wonderful amount but also awareness about the dangers of asbestos and she did it in memory of a wonderful Husband, Dad, Grandad, Uncle and Friend.