PLEASURELAND owner Norman Wallis has stepped in at the last-minute to ensure a group’s fundraising dinner can go ahead.
Ben Smith-Crallan, 37, died after catching a rare infection following a fall into the water of Churchtown’s Botanic Gardens’ lake in June of 2018.
The Sportman’s Dinner event, organised by the Make a Change for Ben group, is the latest idea by friends and family to raise at least £200,000 to have the water cleaned in Ben’s memory.
When Southport Pleasureland CEO Norman Wallis heard that the group’s biggest fundraising event of the year was still without a headline sponsor less than four weeks before the dinner, he was quick to agree to help.
The event is at the Bliss Hotel on October 28 when guests will hear former Liverpool and England footballer John Barnes speak.
Mr Wallis said: “Southport Pleasureland is proud to step up as headline sponsor and wish this important fundraiser every success.”