All set for a weightlifting contest in memory of Uckfield butcher Daniel Osborne, whose image can be seen here centre, are, from the left: Mark Griffin, Sarah Jones, Keith Keaveny, Dan's father Andy Osborne, Sophie Budgen and Louis Chavannes.

Weightlifting fund-raiser to be held in butcher Dan’s memory

A fitness competition is to be held at Cross in Hand tomorrow (Saturday, August 8) in memory of Uckfield butcher Daniel Osborne, who died in a car crash in December, and to raise funds for charity.

It is being organised by Louis Chavannes, Dan’s personal trainer and friend, and Dan’s father Andrew Osborne and family. Thirty-six people are being brought together to undergo a Pick it up, Put it down weightlifting and conditioning contest.

The event will be held at Isenhurst Country Club, where Louis is an employee, and funds raised will go to the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research charity.

Entry is free and there will be music and entertainment throughout the day with a hog roast and drinks for supporters and general public.

Louis said: “What Dan brought to our lives was invaluable. His down to earth, humble nature, coupled with his underlying drive and strength was a gift you were lucky enough to experience if you knew him.

“He loved the gym and weightlifting so we thought this would be a special way to celebrate his life, while also raising funds for charity.”

Competing will begin at 8.30am with food and drink served from 1pm.

The hog roast has been donated by Leppards Butcher at Mayfield and Isenhurst Country Clubs and Santander Bank in Heathfield High Street has agreed to match funds raised at the event.

• Daniel’s wife Kayleigh who helped him set up D J Osborne Family Butchers in Framfield Road, Uckfield, is continuing to run the business. Contact details for the shop can be found in its listing in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in the category for Butchers.

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