Fundraising tribute night for doorman, Graham Smith, at The Slug and Lettuce, St Albans, rescheduled due to power cut

Fundraising tribute night for 'Big G' rescheduled due to power cut

Fundraising tribute night for 'Big G' rescheduled due to power cut

First published in News St Albans & Harpenden Review: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A fundraising night in memory of well-known St Albans door supervisor Graham Smith will be rescheduled.

Despite hundreds gathering at a "Big Night for Big G" at The Slug and Lettuce on Saturday, a power cut which plunged the event into darkness from 10.20pm, has meant the evening will now take place on Saturday, February 15 from 8pm.

Mr Smith lost his battle to cancer in October last year, aged 41.

His family and friends decided to hold a fundraising night in aid of cancer charities including Grove House, Macmillan Cancer Support and Michael Sobell Hospice.

Mr Smith’s sister, Jackie Smith said: "The night was only just getting going and we hadn’t even done the toast to my brother when a quarter of the way through the raffle, there was a power cut.

"It was really frustrating. However we had a brilliant night and so far we have raised £1,100.

"We now plan to rearrange the evening to reach our fundraising target of £3,000."

Tickets for the remainder of the raffle will be sold on the door from 8pm and the raffle will take place at 10pm.

On Saturday, 12 prizes were drawn from the raffle and Ms Smith has asked that winners collect their prizes from The Slug and Lettuce in Victoria Street by February 8.

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