It started four years ago as a fundraiser for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Luton warehouse operative Allan Dickinson, 35, decided to hold Mum’s Big Birthday Bash in memory of his much loved mother Alana, who lost her 17 year battle with COPD in 2011.
Her 60th birthday celebrations had to be cancelled because of her failing health.
Now MBBB has become an annual event that’s attracted support from a host of celebrities including Philip Schofield, Peter Andre and Paul O’Grady.
It raises vital funds not only for COPD, but also for Keech Hospice Care whose nurses look after patients at the end stage of lung disease. Allan, of Southdrift Way, has recently sent out his first newsletter about how the money is spent. He’s also building a website for sponsors and supporters as well as those diagnosed with COPD. And planning is well advanced for this year’s bash on Friday, November 20. He said: “It will take place at our spiritual home – Stopsley Working Men’s Club. “The venue is booked, the DJ is booked and we’ve held a car boot sale to pay for the buffet. “We’ve had lovely donations from the cast of Coronation Street and Wigan Warriors so all the money raised will go directly towards the cause.” > For more information go to www.facebook.com/MumsBigBirthdayBash