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


Jo did a half marathon for PAH charity which we all sponsored her for. It made me want to add a little more to your fund hunny. Miss you always xxx💕💕


14 October 2021

Derek Allen Fund Holder

Always in my thoughts Laraine. Missed you so much on your birthday and know how you would have had a lovely time with us. It really hard for the three of us but Christian, Kirsty and I often talk about you and the freat times we had all together and how you were the one that made it all work.
Love you always.


17 September 2021


Laraine - another Mother's Day goes by and you should be enjoying your day with Christian, Kirsty and I. You were such a great mum, the best there is and we all miss you so much but we keep going. I know you would want us to stay strong. Our donations are our tribute and love to you and your special legacy that you left for us. Just listening to 'She' by Elvis Costello- special memories hunny xxx


15 March 2021

Derek Allen


9 February 2021


What amazing work! And what a great cause. Sending lots of love. Dan & Sarah xx


6 February 2021

Dan & Sarah


8 January 2021

Matt Keeling



8 January 2021

Gavin King



8 January 2021

Paul huett

Happy New Year my beautiful Mum, had a quiet but great Christmas! Not sure what you would make of the world how it is at the moment but I’m sure you would make us all laugh. Think of you always and chat about you with Jo all the time. Miss you always

Love Christian and Jo xxx


8 January 2021