Huge charity effort set up in memory of doctor

Charity day set up in memory of Guy Layton
Charity day set up in memory of Guy Layton

THE death of a Thame doctor has sparked an ambitious campaign to raise £20,000 for charity.

Money is being raised in memory of Guy Layton, who sadly died after a battle with leukaemia in February.

The funds will be donated to the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, which was so good to Thame resident Guy during his final months.

Guy had been living in the town for more than 20 years and was an established doctor before he passed away in February.

He was an established member of Thame Cricket Club and to mark his death, family members are donating a commemorative bench to the club.

Vanessa Casaru led the tributes to her brother and said: “He was just a funny, witty, intelligent man who had no enemies.

“He always loved his sport, whether it be playing, coaching or watching and he was a real family man.”

Guy enjoyed a great family life with his three sons, who are now all at university.

And Tom Layton is even following in his fathers footsteps by training to become a doctor.

The first of the fundraisers will be on April 30 at the cricket club. It will be a memorial buffet with all proceeds going towards the £20,000 target.

Future events will include charity golf days and family runs, all of which will take place in the next 12 months.