Former Welwyn Hatfield MP to be remembered at Brocket Hall event

PUBLISHED: 11:41 19 October 2013 | UPDATED: 11:41 19 October 2013

David Evans, former MP for Welwyn and Hatfield

David Evans, former MP for Welwyn and Hatfield

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The children of a former Welwyn Hatfield MP will be holding a golf day in his memory this month.

David Evans’ daughter and two sons, all directors of Exclusive Contracts UK, the cleaning company he founded, are holding a tournament on Tuesday, October 29 to raise money for the British Lung Foundation.

Mr Evans, who died of lung fibrosis in 2008 at 73, served as MP for Welwyn Hatfield from 1987 to 1997, and was chairman of Luton Football Club from 1984 to 1989.

His daughter Amanda told the WHT: “He said a lot of things people didn’t like, but he said things a lot of people agreed with as well.”

The golf day, at Brocket Hall, will be free, with donations and a celebrity auction supporting research into a cure for lung fibrosis.

Ms Evans, 41, continued: “When he 
died, lung fibrosis was a very rare and little known disease, but it is getting more common, and affecting younger people.

“People think suffers are to blame because it is caused by smoking, but in fact there is no known cause, and no cure.”

To enter the event, golfers should call Exclusive Contracts, which is based in Salisbury Square, Hatfield, on 01707 264400.


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