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Bourne cancer survivor Jane raises £9,000 with Touched by Pink ball

The Breast and Oncology units at Peterborough City Hospital will share the �9,000 raised at the ball organised by Jane Mulhern

The Breast and Oncology units at Peterborough City Hospital will share the �9,000 raised at the ball organised by Jane Mulhern

A charity ball organised by a breast cancer survivor has raised £9,000.

Jane Mulhern’s Touched by Pink gala dinner at the Holiday Inn, Peterborough, was supported by 150 people despite tickets costing £50.

The funds also had a boost from the top auction item, a solid silver bow with three pink sapphires, donated by Crown Jewellers, of Bourne, that went for £1,000.

“There were some very generous people there,” said Jane, who organised the event in order to “give something back” to the people who helped her when she had cancer.

“It was a very successful evening.”

Jane, who was treated at Peterborough City Hospital, has donated the funds to the Breast Unit and Oncology Unit at the hospital, in Bretton.

The ball was attended by nurses from the hospital and guests from around the area.

Guests of honour were mixed martial artist Matt Powell and British alpine skier Jade Etherington, both from Bourne.

Jane said her daughter Rachel, 24 and friend Karen Lennon were key players in helping her organising the ball.

“Without their help, the support of the businesses that donated raffle prizes and the people who bought the tickets I could not have done it: I’d like to say a ‘big thank’ you to all of them,” Jane said.

Jane has been organising charity events since she recovered from treatments and surgery and has already raised thousands of pounds.

 

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