Support group success

3 Savage Road'Tina Taylor 'Cancer Victim raised funds for a support group'PA1114-20

3 Savage Road'Tina Taylor 'Cancer Victim raised funds for a support group'PA1114-20

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A TERMINALLY ill cancer patient said she was overwhelmed by the response to a fund raising event she organised to help those with secondary cancer.

Dozens of people turned up at her coffee morning and raised £1,100.

“I could not believe it when we added it all up, I want to thank everyone who supported it,” said Tina Taylor, 46, of Savage Road Bridlington.

Married with three children, she was diagnosed with breast cancer last March but by the time she stated chemotherapy in April it has spread as secondary cancer.

She set up a new Macmillan Secondary Cancer Group in Scarborough to help those in a similar situation to herself which now meets bi-monthly for coffee and tea and to talk.

Her fund-raiser at Our Lady and St Peter’s Catholic Church Hall in Victoria Road, on March 25 included stalls, a raffle and tombola.

Tina was helped by members of the Weight Watcher’s club and the ladies of the church.

It was her second such event, the first raising a total of £800, with £424 going toward the support group.

This latest event shared the proceeds between her group and to help fund a rider in the Macmillan 2011 Mexico Cycling Challenge, a coast to coast bike ride from the Gulf of Mexico to the beaches of the Pacific coast from March 26 to April 7, for Macmillan children’s cancer support.