Chatteris brothers sell loom bands in aid of Woodlands Cancer Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital where nan was treated

09:41 27 August 2014

Woodlands lead nurse Lynda Hall receives a cheque from (from left) Riley and Keaton Astley.

Woodlands lead nurse Lynda Hall receives a cheque from (from left) Riley and Keaton Astley.

Archant

Two boys sold loom bands and raised £80 towards an appeal to extend a cancer centre where their nan has been receiving treatment.

Woodlands lead nurse Lynda Hall receives a cheque from (from left) Riley and Keaton Astley and their nan Mandy Pears.Woodlands lead nurse Lynda Hall receives a cheque from (from left) Riley and Keaton Astley and their nan Mandy Pears.

Brothers Riley and Keaton Astley, who are 10 and seven, of Chatteris, wanted to do something to help Mandy Pears, of Angoods Lane, Chatteris, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in January.

So they set about turning the latest craze into cash and persuaded family and friends to buy the bracelets they made.

They handed over a cheque at the Woodlands Cancer Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon, where Mrs Pears has completed her chemo and is about to start radiotherapy.

Mrs Pears also thanked Lydia Payne of The Sportsman in Chatteris, after she raised £220 for the Woodlands appeal by donating the proceeds of two raffles held during bingo sessions.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cambs Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cambs Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cambs Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

13:00

Health experts are reminding people who are under 65 and have long term health conditions to get the first jab in and beat flu this winter.

Steve Tierney (centre)  in October when he won the Medworth by election for Fenland Council

Fenland came to the rescue of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire in their bid to find a Conservative willing to be interviewed on air hours after the Rochester and Strood by election.

Lynn Road, Wisbech, during installation of new street lights

All of the issues thrown up by an audit of the street lighting contract run by Balfour Beatty which showed Cambridgeshire County Council “will not be paying the correct amount for its electricity” have been resolved, say a new report.

Yesterday, 17:00
Steve Barclay MP (middle) meeting with representatives from Sustrans to discuss a cycleway.

An MP and councillor are pushing for a new cycleway linking Chatteris with Mepal.

Most read stories

E-edition