Sprowston fun day to raise money for sons of builder who died just before Christmas

Barry McCadden

Barry McCadden - Credit: Archant

Two friends of a builder who died suddenly just before Christmas are planning a family fun day to raise money for his sons' trust funds.

Barry McCadden, of Sprowston, was just 34 when he died on December 23, and doctors have told his family the cause may have been sudden adult death syndrome.

His friend Katy Whitmore, of Witard Road, Heartsease, who is organising the fun day with her husband Tom, said his death had come as a bolt from the blue.

She said: 'It was a complete shock, We never expected it. They went on a work night out for Christmas. He was absolutely fine when he got back. He was having a laugh in the taxi home, and when he got in he told his wife he had had the best night ever.'

He died the next morning.

Paying tribute to him, said: 'He had a massive smile and it was infectious. He was the life and soul of any party. He was on the dance floor, no matter what. He was always the bubbly one. He was always the one who would make everyone laugh.'

She added that he was always well kept, and had a passion for motorsports.

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The fun day will be held at the Sprowston Sports and Social Club from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, July 24, and will include handcraft stalls, inflatables, reptiles, traditional games, face painting and glitter tattoos.

For more information, direct message Mrs Whitmore on Facebook at facebook.com/katy.woollsey

Do you want to pay tribute to Mr McCadden? Email martin.george@archant.co.uk

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