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Fund for tragic agent who died aged 27 has now hit £500,000 target

A fund set up in memory of a 27 year old estate agent, who died of cancer just weeks after his wedding, has reached its target of £500,000.

The Sam Keen Foundation, was set up in 2011 after Sam died.

He was first diagnosed with cancer when he was a student at Liverpool University. 


Sam worked as an estate agent at Preston Bennett - the Middlesex agency which is now part of Countrywide’s Hamptons International brand - and he married his fiance Ali a few weeks before his death. 

In his 20s he underwent some 20 operations as well as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, gamma knife brain radiotherapy and treatment involving then-new anti-melanoma drugs.

His family and friends set up the Sam Keen Foundation to raise funds for research into melanoma; the half a million pounds has been used to sponsor Research Fellows based at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

The foundation’s details and ways to donate can be found here.


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