August 7, 2018 2.00 pm This story is over 63 months old

Music festival in Lincoln man’s memory

“We do this to continue Max’s legacy”

The life of a Lincoln man who died two weeks before his 41st birthday will be celebrated at a music festival next month.

Max White from Bracebridge Heath died aged 40 after a long battle with kidney cancer, which was first diagnosed in 2013.

Max White on his 40th birthday.

Further tests, scans and a biopsy showed the cancer had spread to his liver and bones. It was inoperable and incurable.

His family said Max continued to ‘live life to the Max’, despite the challenges he faced through his illness, before he died peacefully in hospital with his family by his side on August 17 2015.

Max before he became ill.

Max in his final year.


The ‘Live Life to the Max’ committee.

MaxFest 2018 will take place at Oakridge Arena in Collingham on Saturday, September 8 with a day of live music from bands including The Snogs, Stark and North Parade.

There will also be a bouncy castle, photo booth and more with food and drink available to purchase on the day.

Tickets are priced at £15 for adults, £5 for children (aged 10-16) and £35 for families (two adults and two children) and are available for purchase at The Blacksmiths Arms in Bracebridge Heath or by messaging the event page for more options.

It is a ticket only event so there is no entry on the day without a pre-purchased ticket.

All money raised on the day will be in the name of ‘Live Life To The Max’ in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Max (centre), Steve Cooper (left) and his best friend Simon Miles (right), who now organises the ‘Live Life to the Max’ events.

Over £40k raised

One of Max’s best friends, Simon Miles, previously set up a Just Giving Page, which has so far raised £44,930 in four years including from annual golf tournaments, a walk from London to Lincoln, and two marathons in two days across the Sahara Desert.

Simon said: “Everything we do is for future generations. Max was adamant that fundraising assists in finding a cure, so people like his 14-year-old daughter Ellie have a chance to beat this dreadful disease, if they are ever diagnosed with cancer. We do this to continue Max’s legacy.”

Max’s daughter ellie doing Race for Life.

Max and his daughter Ellie.