Daughter humbled by event in memory of Lowestoft man killed in Tunisia terrorist attack
- Credit: James Bass
The daughter of a Lowestoft man killed in this year's Tunisia terrorist attack has thanked members of the community for how they have rallied round to support her family, saying: 'We are truly honoured about what everyone is doing.'
Friends of Stuart Cullen, 52 - who died in the attack while he was on holiday in Sousse in June this year - organised the pub crawl starting from his regular, the King Alfred, to keep his memory alive and raise money for Meningitis Now, a cause close to his heart.
It was also organised as a surprise for Mr Cullen's 23-year-old daughter Emma-Jayne, who joined in the dozen or so other participants who cycled round on their bikes to The Ship, Third Crossing, Broad View and Flying Dutchman pubs.
'It was amazing and really touching that everyone cares so much,' said Miss Cullen.
'I think my dad would be really shocked to see that everyone cared so much. It is lovely to see.
'I think it has touched everyone how easily it could happen to them - you never think it's going to be you but it so easily could be.
'He was a lovely man - he would do anything to help anyone. He loved life. I think everyone in the family will be really appreciative and it's just amazing he's been remembered.'
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Monday's event was organised by Miss Cullen's best friend Emily Kirby, 24. She described Mr Cullen as 'like a father figure' and said: 'He was always the happy one in the room.
'He would always put a smile on everyone's face at Christmas.'
The King Alfred also organised a fund-raising weekend in Mr Cullen's memory earlier this year, while a group of Miss Cullen's friends also took part in this year's Lowestoft Christmas Day swim wearing t-shirts which read: 'Here's to you Stu.'
Mr Cullen's wife Christine was with her husband at the time of the attack but survived.