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Funeral to be held for mum Dawn Hendy, 36, who died of cancer

By West Briton  |  Posted: January 10, 2014

  • Pictured are Darren and Dawn Hendy at their wedding with their children Jayden and Maddison.

  • Claire Tresidder, who has organised a fundraising pamper evening, with her son Harvey.

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THE funeral will be held on Saturday for a mum of two who passed away from cancer over Christmas.

Dawn Hendy, 36, was the wife of Darren Hendy, a Cornwall-wide fruit and vegetable supplier based in Helston.

The couple married after the family were told the devastating news late last year that she had terminal cancer.

Mrs Hendy passed away on December 22, leaving her husband and two children, Jayden and Maddison.

Mr Hendy said his wife was a wonderful mum and he would now devote his time to his children. A public service will be held at Gwinear Church, near Hayle, at 11am, followed by a service at the crematorium at 1pm. Mr Hendy said anyone is welcome to attend.

Mr Hendy was forced to wind up his business, DS Hendy Ltd, based at Water-ma-Trout industrial estate in Helston, as a result of his wife's illness.

The company closed just before Christmas with the loss of 20 jobs.

Shortly before she passed away, Mrs Hendy, who was known as Dawn Lindsay before her marriage, gave her blessing to a fundraising campaign on behalf of cancer research. Claire Tresidder, from Helston, who knows the family through their children at school, had already planned to raise money with a pamper evening.

She said: "I promised her I will make this pamper evening one to remember. She was so thrilled about it being in her honour. I promised Dawn and her family I will raise as much money as possible. I would like to get a lot of people involved in this event. I've got nail technicians, hair stylists, a reflexologist and beauticians lined up."

The pamper evening will be held at the Old Cattle Market in Helston on March 8. Mrs Tresidder is also taking part in a sponsored skydive this year, to raise money for the charity Bliss, for its help after her son Harvey was born prematurely.

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