Chatteris mother bounces back from cancer diagnosis to raise £10k for Cancer Research with help of husband’s band

Clair Welch (centre), her husband Silvio (second from left) and TickinBoxes.

Clair Welch (centre), her husband Silvio (second from left) and TickinBoxes. - Credit: Archant

A mother-of-three from Chatteris has raised £10,000 for the hospital which treated her for cancer last year ... and she’s not done yet.

Health and safety supervisor Clair Welch found out last June she had a very rare form of cervical cancer. She was admitted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and bracitherypy.

After getting the all clear, the 36-year-old decided to show her gratitude to the hospital by raising funds for Cancer Research.

Her husband Silvio and his bandmates in TickinBoxes played a gig at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, bringing in £8,000. Then, they performed in Peterborough Cathedral Square, raising an extra £2,000.

There is still one more gig to come, in Peterborough, which Mrs Welch hopes will bring their grand total to £12,000.

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She said: “All of my treatment and care was given at Addenbrooke’s. Both myself and my husband Silvio have been so impressed with the care I was given so we wanted to give something back, we decided to raise money for cancer research.”

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