Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Charity ball raises £4,000 for breast cancer

FUNDRAISING events are pulling in the pounds and raising awareness for a breast reconstruction group.

A charity ball held at the Next Generation club in Brierley Hill, on Friday October 24, in aid Rainbow Breast Reconstruction Group raised £4,000. Sylvia Horton, from Woodland Crescent, Pedmore has been working hard to raise the profile and cash for the group which helped her.

The recovering breast cancer suffered has been inspired to write poems about her experiences and has recently seen her work published. Sylvia launched her poetry book called “Simple and to the Point” in September, with all the proceeds going to the charity. Lye pubs have also been rallying round and showing their support, the Railway pub recently held an auction which raised £500. Kind-hearted landlady Sheila Sidaway from the Fox is always holding fundraising events and recently raised £500 with a sponsored sudoku.

Sylvia said: “We would like to thank everyone who has supported the events and helped to raise money. “I am still selling the books and people are supporting us despite the current financial problems.”

The creative grandmother is also offering poetry reading sessions and poetry evenings to also help cash for cancer charities. Sylvia books are still available to buy and people can purchase one from Lye community centre or Sheila Sidaway at the Fox pub, Spring Street or from Sylvia on 01562 720213.

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