A fund-raising event for secondary breast cancer victims made almost £1,500 in just two hours.
Tina Taylor, 46, of Savage Road, Bridlington, who is terminally ill with the disease said after last Friday’s coffee morning with stalls, a raffle, tombola and mince pies at the Community Resource Centre in Victoria Road, said she was physically “shattered” but it had been a huge success.
“It is absolutely unbelievable, so many people came to support us,” said Tina, married with three children, who helped set up the Macmillan Secondary Breast Cancer support group in Scarborough after she was diagnosed and found one did not exist.
It now meets every two months and is usually attended by half a dozen or so terminally ill sufferers like herself together with a breast cancer nurse.
It helps people share their experiences and problems and organises specialist speakers and visitors.
Last Friday’s event raised £1,510, of which North Wolds Lions and Bridlington Round Table contributed donations of £250 each. The rest of the money came in from other individual donations and money raised from stalls, raffles and the tombola, plus refreshments.
Tina is keen to thank the many supporters and local businesses who donated prizes and all who helped her organise the event.
The money raised will go toward paying for room hire for the group’s meetings and for visiting speakers and occasionally suppliers.
The group is open to any secondary breast cancer patients. Anyone interested in joining should speak to one of the breast care nurses at Scarborough Hospital.