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12:57 24 August 2014

The mariners rest, Lowestoft holding its annual carlfest music festival and family fun day
In tribute to Dean

The mariners rest, Lowestoft holding its annual carlfest music festival and family fun day In tribute to Dean 'Carl' Lawson who set up a charity before he died from cancer. Artist, Heidi McRoberts

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A four day music festival at a Lowestoft pub is remembering the life of man who set up a charity fund before he died from cancer.

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The third annual Carlfest started Friday night at the Mariners Rest pub in Rotterdam Road and finishes on Monday night with more than 20 bands and performers involved.

The event is raising funds for the charity Care and Real Lovin’ Charitable Foundation (CARL), which was set up Dean “Carl” Lawson after he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

He died aged 37 in 2012. His efforts to help people with serious and terminal illnesses lives on through his friends – pub landlords Shaun Underdown and Gemma Searby, and also event organisers Darren Steger-Lewis and Lindsay Moore.

There is an indoor and outdoor bar, barbecue, charity raffle and family fun festivities.

It is hoped the third Carlfest will bring in more than £4,000 for the CARL foundation, which has so far raised £15,000 to help people through serious illness.

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