Frank Smith

All at Petal are deeply saddened at the loss of longstanding honorary member Mr Frank Smith at the age of 83 on 2nd November. Frank had been battling cancer for several years having also lost his dear daughter Alex (again to cancer) some 5 years ago. Frank was one of the very first people to support our charity over 17 years ago having lost his second wife to this terrible disease. His support for Petal came in many forms, not least his huge generosity when bidding for a vast number of items at our charity auctions over the years.

One of the last times he was spotted in public was at our 2015 24 hour Festival of Fun in September of this year when, despite being extremely poorly, he bravely and determinedly completed the opening lap of the event along with other cancer survivors and sufferers. A truly emotional sight.

Frank was a mischievous, fun loving but exceptionally kind, caring and generous man with a huge passion for life.  Rest in peace Frank and thank you for all the wonderful happy memories you have left behind.