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Charity event being held to commemorate tenth anniversary of Brent MP’s death

PUBLISHED: 12:02 30 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:02 30 April 2013

The late Paul Daisley with his wife Lesley

The late Paul Daisley with his wife Lesley

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Paul Daisley died from colon cancer at the age of 45

The political career of Paul Daisley

Paul Daisley was the Labour MP for Brent East from 2001 until his death in 2003.

He became a councillor for the Harlesden ward in 1990 and went on to be the leader of Brent Council from 1993 before becoming an MP.

The main hall in Brent Town Hall was named the ‘Paul Daisley Hall’ in his honour.

A fundraising gala is being held in memory of a Brent MP on the tenth anniversary of his death.

Paul Daisley, the Labour MP for Brent East, lost his battle with bowel cancer in June 2003 at the age of 45.

His widow Lesley, who lives in Queen’s Park, established the Paul Daisley Trust five months later.

The charity raises awareness of bowel cancer, encourages early diagnosis and aims to help people suffering from it and their family.

It also works closely with organisations such as Cancer Research and local hospices, providing equipment such as chemotherapy pumps and home physiotherapy services.

To date the trust has raised more than £100,000 through an annual cricket match, home parties, donations and other events.

The gala, who hopes to raise thousands of pounds, includes dinner with wines, live music and a silent auction.

Mrs Daisley told the Times: “This is a chance to celebrate 10 years of helping other people as well as commemorating 10 years since Paul died.

“He was an inspiration when he was alive and he continues to be an inspiration.

“Paul always enjoys a good time so this evening will be very special and enjoyable.”

The event is being held at the five star Grange City Hotel, 8 – 14 Coppers’s Row, Tower Bridge, London, on June 14.

Tickets cost £100 with £40 going to the trust.

For more information email PDaisleyTrust@aol.com or call 0208 968 4340.


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