Chatteris woman who had breast cancer raises £1,800 for Macmillan

Sharon Street with her son, Ben, and husband, John.

Sharon Street with her son, Ben, and husband, John. - Credit: Archant

A Chatteris woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year has raised £1,800 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sharon held a fundraising party.

Sharon held a fundraising party. - Credit: Archant

Sharon Street, who had to undergo chemotherapy, an operation and radiotherapy, held two different events to raise money for the charity.

“As anyone that’s been affected by it knows, it was a horrible thing to happen to anyone but me and the family got amazing support from Macmillan Cancer Support.

“In March I took part in ‘Month Off March’ where I gave up sugar and anything sweet for the month and raised just short of £300.

“I then decided that wasn’t enough so decided to hold a fundraiser for Macmillan. We put a lot of preparation into it and we had a great turnout. We had a raffle (which made up nearly half the profit), a cake sale and a biscuit decorating stool to complete on the night. In total we managed to raise £1,516.79 for the night - £1,800 if we count March too.

Some of the raffle prizes.

Some of the raffle prizes. - Credit: Archant

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“I still have to visit the nurses for check ups and now I’ve spoken to Macmillan, I have requested the money goes straight to the Woodland Centre in Huntingdon - where the wonderful Macmillan teams carried out most of my treatment.

“I would also like to thank all the kind and generous people of Chatteris for all their amazing donations of money and raffle prizes.

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“We had so much support throughout the entire process of my treatment and leading up to the event from friends, family and even strangers.”

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