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Bourne breast cancer survivors unite to support cancer care

Coffee morning at Meadow Close, Bourne for the Robert Horrell Day Centre and Therapy Centre, Peterborough - Bourne town mayor David Higgs with, from left, Jane Mulhern, mayoress Angela Higgs and Jane's mum Ruth Moody
Photo: MSMP 24-05-13 TBL 2

Coffee morning at Meadow Close, Bourne for the Robert Horrell Day Centre and Therapy Centre, Peterborough - Bourne town mayor David Higgs with, from left, Jane Mulhern, mayoress Angela Higgs and Jane's mum Ruth Moody Photo: MSMP 24-05-13 TBL 2

A one-off coffee morning has raised £500 for a cancer centre.

Jane Mulhern and her mother Ruth Moody, both breast cancer survivors, held the event at the Meadow Close sheltered housing complex in Bourne on Saturday, And thanks to more than 100 people attending, as well as 30 raffle prizes and 175 tombola items donated by local people and businesses, the total far exceeded their expectations.

“It’s a phenomenal amount, I couldn’t believe it - I had to count it twice,” Jane said.

A story about her determination to set up a cancer support group in Bourne in the Mercury last week led to more people attending the event than would otherwise have done so. Jane also received a phone call from new Bourne mayor David Higgs to say that he and the mayoress would like to attend.

“Not only that but as he had cancer last year he wants to join the group,” said Jane.

Money raised will be presented to the Robert Horrell Day Care and Therapy Centre at Peterborough City Hospital on Thursday.

Jane, 50, of Thyme Avenue, Bourne, said she was absolutely thrilled.

“It was a marvellous day and I can’t believe people’s generosity and how many wanted to help.”

She and a group of friends will now be taking part in the Race for Life 5K walk for Cancer Research UK at Burghley Park on June 2.

 

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