A fundraiser from Bourne is set to host her biggest event yet to help raise funds for a cancer charity in memory of her auntie.
Michelle Born and her sister Marie Sutton will be hosting a fundraising night at Bourne Corn Exchange to help raise money for Ovacome, the ovarian cancer support charity.
In June of last year, Michelle and Marie lost their Auntie Debbie to ovarian cancer, a disease she had fought for nearly two years.
“We have already raised more than £7,000 for several cancer charities, including Cancer Research and Macmillan Cancer,” said Michelle. “However we would like to smash this amount and raise as much as possible for this fantastic charity.”
Popular rock ‘n’ roll band, The Houndogs will be performing as part of the fundraising event being held on April 9 at the Corn Exchange.
Tickets have now sold out for this particular event - but Michelle is planning a number of other fundraising events throughout the year, including a pool competition at Bourne Snooker Club on March 27.
The event, taking place at 2pm, will be in aid of Ovacome. Entry is £3 and there will be fun for all the family, including a raffle with great prizes donated by local businesses.
As part of their fundraising, Michelle and Marie will be taking on this year’s London Marathon, along with Debbie’s daughter, Lisa Day and Debbie’s husband, Graham.
The group will be running for Ovacome, and they each need to raise a total of £2,000.
Michelle said: “This is going to be extremely challenging, but it will be so worth it knowing we are helping to make a difference.
“We know that Auntie Debbie will be looking down on us and will help us to cross the finish line.”