In memory of Laraine Allen

1956 - 2016

So far we have raised

£7,090.60

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

Activity

Bob Berwick and I (aka Park Life) played a rock gig at Priory Park club, Nacton and through the generosity of friends and family we raised another £200.00 for BCN through Laraine's memory fund. We also raised £200.00 for Cancer Research.
It was a brilliant night of music, dance and fun but not forgetting those we have lost through cancer including of course my incredible wife Laraine. I'm just thankful we can raise money and help BCN to one day eradicate this terrible disease. I live in hope for that day. xxx

£200.00

9 May 2019

Derek Allen

Sorry for the late mother’s day gift mum, miss you everyday. Love u always xxx

£25.00

26 April 2019

Christian Allen

Candle

My beautiful mum, I think about you every day but on Mother’s day it makes me miss you even more. I read something today which said that we should feel lucky to miss someone so special and the reason it feels like this is because it was so good in the first place. Christian and I were so lucky to have you as our mum and although we wanted you with us for so much longer we wouldn’t change a single thing about you. I hope you can see what we are doing now and that you would be proud of us both and of dad who has been so amazing despite it being so incredibly hard.
We will keep raising money in your memory. Love you so much - Dolly xxx

£25.00

31 March 2019

Kirsty

Candle

It's Mother's Day today and reminds us of our loss of my beautiful wife and an amazing mum to Christian and Kirsty so it's not an easy time. But we have special memories as a family on all the wonderful times we all had together. So we have been privileged to have had you as such an important and integral part in our lives, we have been blessed and you will Laraine forever be in our thoughts xxx

£100.00

31 March 2019

Derek Allen

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.

£50.00

5 December 2018

Ang & Dave T

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

£50.00

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

£100.00

20 November 2018

Kirsty Allen

A beautiful sister,sadly missed but never forgotten 💖xx

£25.00

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

£20.00

31 October 2018

Chris and John Rouse