Family Of Preston’s ‘Spud Man’ Raise Over £1500 For Cancer Charity In His Memory

The family of beloved Keith Roberts created a fundraiser in his memory for Rosemere Cancer Foundation who cared for him in his final days.

Keith ‘Spud Man’ Roberts died of cancer aged 43 on Monday 28th September. The father of four was famous in and around Preston for his years manning The Hot Potato Tram.

There has been an outpour of love and support from the Preston public after his passing, touching tributes to a man who had a positive impact on anyone he met and will be dearly missed.

Rosemere Cancer Foundation visited and cared for Keith before his passing, the family wanted to give something back so created a fundraiser for the charity.

They posted a hearfelt message about his final days:

“Keith sadly passed away on Monday 28th September peacefully at home with his loving family, from a battle he had been fighting for 3yrs. Not once did he complain or really want anyone to know, he carried on as normal especially with his cheeky banter. He put up one of the strongest fights to remain here with his beautiful wife Kelly and four beautiful children and his best friend he called Dad.

“In the end, he couldn’t fight anymore and cancer won, so we as a family would like to raise money for this charity and keep his name going. I’m sure everyone in Preston will never forget the famous “Spud Man” who had a heart of gold, a true Gentleman who was loved by many.”

Keith and his family

The family have been touched by all the tributes to Keith that people have been posting online:

“We are so overwhelmed by all the messages and response, it brings us comfort knowing how loved he was and how missed he will be especially to his wife Kelly, 4 children and his best friend/dad Keith Sr.”

At the time of writing, £1,865 has been raised on the Gofundme page created by the family. You can still donate right here to help raise of much as possible for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

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