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Jane wants to give something back with charity ball

Jane Mulhern at Peterborough City Hospital, where she is still receiving treatment for breast cancer

Jane Mulhern at Peterborough City Hospital, where she is still receiving treatment for breast cancer

 

A woman who battled breast cancer has organised a spectacular charity ball to say thanks to the surgeons who helped her beat the disease.

Jane Mulhern, 52, was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago - but after receiving life saving treatment at Peterborough City Hospital she has decided to help others get the care she received by raising thousands of pounds for the oncology ward at the Bretton hospital.

Grandmother Jane, of Thyme Avenue, Bourne, said: “I always thought it was something that happened to other people, never me. I was diagnosed in June 2012, and started chemotherapy the next month.

“The care I received at the hospital was amazing, especially at the Robert Horrell Centre.

“You got to know the nurses there on first name terms, and they are like angels.

“They have helped me get back to normal life, helping with things like eating, body image - anything you want.

“When I was very poorly at home I decided I wanted to do something to give something back, and help other people.”

Jane, who has been supported by husband Chris and employers Heritage Refurbishment during her illness, has worked with daughter Rachel and friend Karen Lennon to put on the ball. She has already handed over hundreds of pounds from events she organised last year to heko.

A spokesman for the hospital said: “We are so grateful for Jane’s efforts and it’s always amazing to see the work that our patients do in order to fundraise for us.”

The Touched By Pink ball will be held at the Holiday Inn, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough on June 28. The event will start at 6.45pm, and run until 1am, Tickets cost £50 each, or £450 for a table of 10.

For more information call Jane on 07840705696.

 

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