Celebrations for brave June

June Bishop
June Bishop

SIX months after being told by letter that she had cancer, Bridlington pensioner June Bishop has celebrated her 80th birthday and raised money for Macmillan.

A Free Press report in January detailed how June, of Marshall Avenue, first found out she had been diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia via a letter, without any previous warning from her GP or consultant.

She has bounced back from the shock and recently celebrated her 80th birthday with a party at the Pavilion during which she collected £60 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

June said: “I had a great party with all my friends.

“I recently had a check up and it was good to see my consultant eye to eye and tell him that I had never been told about the cancer.

“I haven’t been put on any treatment, I don’t know if they are going to put me on any treatment, I’ll have to wait until my next check up in another six months.”

June says she still feels and fit and well despite the cancer bombshell, of which sufferers have an average two-years to live.

She joked: “I don’t really know how it’s affecting me, maybe next time I’m in the paper it will be in the obituary pages!”