Hunslet remembers Shane at packed fundraiser

The Hunslet community came out in force to remember Shane Telford – a hugely popular local man, and long-serving Hunslet Club volunteer – at a packed event at St Joseph’s Club last Friday (29 March 2019).

As previously reported, Shane – also known as ‘Mr Hunslet’ – lost his short battle with cancer in February, aged just 36, leaving his wife Joanne, and three children.

Last Friday’s event saw well over 200 people pack into St Joseph’s to share memories, to dance and have a laugh, and to raise money for the family through raffles and donations; they raised £3,400.

Billie-Jo Cromack, who organised the night, told us:

“We’d already been planning a fundraiser night with and for Shane, Joanne, and the family – but sadly, we lost him before we could made it happen. But we wanted to go ahead anyway – to help out my best friend Joanne, and her 3 children. I’m overwhelmed with how many people turned up: he was a top man, one of the best. Thank you to everybody who came, and who helped.”

Other organisers and supporters included Michelle Wilkinson, Lauren Anderson, Michael Whitaker, and Mark Silverwood the DJ.