Reg Howard memorial charity night in aid of Heart4Heart

PUBLISHED: 00:30 24 April 2013

Craig Blundell, Michelle Howard, Pauline Howard, Lisa Wild, Gordon Halsall, Michael Pearce and Wendy Chalke

Craig Blundell, Michelle Howard, Pauline Howard, Lisa Wild, Gordon Halsall, Michael Pearce and Wendy Chalke

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A special evening of music was held to celebrate the life of Reg Howard, a well-known and respected big band, dance and jazz drummer from Southport who died unexpectedly from a heart attack.

The evening was organised by family and friends, determined to keep his memory alive through a charity campaign called Heart4Heart providing lifesaving defibrillators at the Fleetwood Hesketh Sports and Social Club, in Southport. Reg was a club volunteer for over 17 years and the local community, including muscians and singers, helped to raise £2400.

His daughter Michelle Howard, spearheading the campaign, said: ‘Dad was such an inspirational, charismatic and wonderful man. Having a defibrillator in the local community may have just saved his life, and I so hope that we can help others.’

PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDY WHITEHEAD

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