Man sells tickets to own funeral – and top seats include lobster and champagne

A charity boss with terminal cancer is having one last fundraiser – by selling tickets to his own funeral.

Retired businessman Keith Cass, 72, was given a devastating prostate cancer diagnosis 12 years ago.

But after getting over the initial shock, inspirational Keith decided to set about helping others.

The campaigner started the Red Sock campaign to raise awareness about prostate cancer and was even awarded an MBE.

Now he is asking people to buy a ticket to his funeral in a bid to raise cash for research.

The lavish bash will include gold, silver and bronze tickets at prices of £100, £50 and £25.

Keith said: "I remember when I was diagnosed and I thought that my time was up. I thought my life had gone.

“My thoughts were that I would never see another birthday and never see another Christmas. My three-year-old grandson will not remember me. But really it was just beginning."   

He added: "There will be 500 tickets available in total and it will take place in three separate rooms at a manor house.       

"In the gold room guests will have nibbles of lobster and drink champagne.

“In the silver will be prawn sandwiches and good wine. The bronze will have beer and crisps."

Keith’s funeral event will take place at the Manor Parc hotel in Thornhill, Cardiff.

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