In memory of Laraine Allen

1956 - 2016

So far we have raised


Laraine was a beautiful woman on both the inside and out. She was great fun, funny, generous, loving, caring and the most brilliant wife to me and mum to Christian and Kirsty. Laraine possessed great integrity and charm and touched so many peoples lives and they all loved her for that, and also her spirit and occasional feistiness.

Laraine was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in June 2015 and went through chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy. In 2016 we went on a family holiday to La Manga in Spain and had a fantastic time and then in July enjoyed our joint 60th birthday party.

In September our daughter Kirsty got married at Hampton Court House and Laraine looked stunning and had such a brilliant time. However a few weeks later having been told in August that the breast cancer had spread to her lungs, Laraine struggled with her health and having fought so bravely over the past 18 months, so very sadly died on 17th November 2016.

We miss her so much, her laughter, her strength, her courage and want to ensure she leaves a legacy so that her struggle and fight against this dreadful disease was not in vain. We hope by setting up this memory fund we can raise money to help with the vital research into less treatable forms of breast cancer. We owe this to Laraine and the many thousands of women who are going through this journey now.
Love from your husband Derek xxxx

Derek Allen Fund holder


Our two sons recently took part in the Southwold 10k run and in recognition of their achievement and hard work in completing it we would like to make a donation to Laraine’s Memory Page.


5 December 2018

Ang & Dave T

Well done Kirst for doing the 10k run, mum would be so proud xxx


20 November 2018

Christian and Jo

I ran a 10K for your memory fund at Southwold on Sunday which was tough but I managed to finish it and in a good time. It was a lovely day with our treasured memories of you Mum to cherish and celebrate. Thinking of you always - love Kirsty (Your Dolly) xxx


20 November 2018

Kirsty Allen

A beautiful sister,sadly missed but never forgotten 💖xx


17 November 2018

Chris and John

A donation for your memory fund Laraine for the wear it pink day. Thinking of you always and miss you so much - Chris and John xxx


31 October 2018

Chris and John Rouse


To my beautiful, strong and amazing mum. Happy birthday, I so wish more than anything that you were here and that we were celebrating together. I miss you more than I thought possible.
I would have brought you your Vegas volt and I loved spoiling you. I’m donating the money I would have spent to the charity.
Love you so much. You are always in my thoughts.
Dolly xxx


31 August 2018


Always thinking of you Kirsty XXX


31 August 2018

Joanne Cavey

John Howard and I had a small bet on the Arsenal and the loser agreed to donate £50 to your amazing charity Laraine. I lost but John was happy to match this so here's £100 to help with all their good work. Miss you hunny xxx


23 July 2018

John Howard and Derek Allen

Golden Slumbers fill your eyes, smiles awake you when you rise, sleep pretty darling do not cry and I will sing a lullaby (Lennon and McCartney) xxx


16 May 2018