A CHARD family is hoping to raise more than £1,000 for charity to mark the 10th anniversary of their dad passing.

Last year, the Warren family held a cake sale in the memory of father-of-five Guy, and raised £896.51.

The will be the children’s third year holding a fundraiser on the anniversary of Guy’s passing.

The latest event is set to take place on September 21 at Chard’s Guildhall.

There will be a coffee morning, tea and cake, a raffle, guess the name of the teddy and silent auctions. New this year will be a 50:50 raffle.

Kenndrah Warren, one of Guy’s daughters, said: “Last time we raised £900, and this year it is our dream to raise over £1000 which will be amazing for a few hours running a coffee morning.

“We would love the public’s support to do this.

“The 50:50 raffle is 100 numbers, which cost £1 each.

“Numbers which are sold will be put into a raffle, and the winning number will win 50 per cent of amount raised.

“So if 50 numbers are sold, the number pulled out will win £25 and the charity will win £25 - so half each.

“At £1 a number they have a good chance of winning quite a lot of money as we will aim to sell all the numbers so could win a maximum of £50.”

Before the coffee morning, the Warrens are hoping to add to their fundraising effort with a bingo night.

This is set to be held at Crowhsute House on Friday, September 13.

Doors will open at 6,30pm with eyes down set for 7pm.

All proceeds from both events will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Guy Warren died at the age of 49 in August 2009 after a battle with cancer,

He had five children, as well as 15 grandchildren and one great grandson.

Macmillan helped to look after him in his final few days.

The events are organised by Guy’s wife Trudi, and his children Carly, Tom, Em, Kenndrah, and Bon.

If the family manages to raise their £1,000 target, then that is enough to support someone living with cancer and their family for a whole week.