Cancer traumas spark Rotherham family ‘thank you’ charity event

By Antony Clay | 19/10/2017

Cancer traumas spark Rotherham family ‘thank you’ charity event
Amy Wortley and husband David, who are raising funds for cancer charities by organising a fundraising event at Thrybergh Top Club on October 21. 171753

TWO family traumas have prompted a couple to organise a special fundraising event to help cancer charities.

Amy Wortley (31) and her husband David (37), of Bray Walk in Kimberworth Park, along with friend Stacey Goldsborough, have organised the money-spinning party and disco event at Thrybergh Working Men’s Club on Saturday.

Amy was recently diagnosed with cervical cancer, shortly after her 67-year-old mum was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Now they want to give something back to two good causes which have helped them — Weston Park Hospital and Cancer Research UK.

Amy said: “It’s been quite a year. I lost an uncle and my mum was diagnosed with cancer, and about a week after that I got diagnosed with cancer.

“My mum and I have been supporting each other.

“I didn’t realise how much these charities do until this happened. They support you so much.”

David, along with others, has raised £200 already with a Brave The Shave head shearing session planned as the main event on Saturday, courtesy of Rotherham hair salon Darc’r gets Toxic.

The event will kick off at 7pm and include activities such as face painting and the chance to win big prizes.

Admission is free.

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