The loved ones of a dad who tragically died from Throat Cancer weeks before his 50th birthday are holding a charity cricket match in his honour.
Warren Packman, 49, from the village of Pembury, Kent, sadly lost his battle just 11 months after he was diagnosed with the deadly illness in January 2017.
His passing in December 2017 left his wife, Teressa, 46, and two children, Luke, now 20, and Charley, now 17, devastated.
This month, the cricket match and BBQ, which is to raise funds for The Throat Cancer Foundation will be held at Four Elms Cricket Club in Edenbridge on Sunday 25th August starting at 1pm.
His son Luke’s partner Emily Stevens, speaking on behalf of the family, said: “He had a tonsillectomy prior to chemo and radiotherapy and it was horrible to watch.
“We never knew it was terminal, Warren was in hospital for a long period of time.
“He was home for exactly a week, where Teressa cared for him, before he passed away.”
Carpenter Warren was always described as a big family man and very into his sport.
Crystal Palace fan Warren watched son, Luke, take part in football throughout the winter and played cricket with him during the summer.
Emily, 20, went on to explain how Warren also supported daughter, Charley, when he watched her play Netball and Stoolball.
Last year, the memorial cricket game in memory of Warren raised an incredible £4200 for The Throat Cancer Foundation (TCF).
Emily continues: “Teressa and the family chose The Throat Cancer Foundation because it was very specific to Warren’s illness and we raised money for the charity at Warren’s funeral.
“Teressa specifically chose a charity in Scotland as this is where Warren’s mum, Bob, has family ties. Warren’s dad, Roy, is also a survivor of Throat Cancer.”
Please come and support this worthy charity. If you wish to donate, please do so, via Emily Stevens, 07506 655 878
or firstname.lastname@example.org in memory of Warren Packman.