Acle cancer survivor raises £1,500 for Big C charity

(From left) Linda Andrews and Claire Alden of Sainsbury’s with Big C’s volunteer ambassador, Steve H

(From left) Linda Andrews and Claire Alden of Sainsburys with Big Cs volunteer ambassador, Steve Hearnden. Ms Alden has raised £1,500 for the Big C. Picture: SAINSBURY'S SUPERMARKETS - Credit: SAINSBURY'S SUPERMARKETS

A cancer survivor has raised hundreds of pounds for a charity which supported her through treatment.

Claire Alden, from New Close in Acle, has recently been given the all clear after having breast cancer.

She has raised £1,500 by organising sponsored activities and sales for the Big C, which helps to improve the lives of people affected by cancer in Norfolk and Waveney.

Fundraisers included a three-mile walk which started and ended at Strumpshaw Post Office and a tombola.

Items for the tombola were donated by Sainsbury's supermarket on Pound Lane, Norwich, where Ms Alden works.

The donated tombola items raised £260.

She said: 'Thanks to everyone who took part in the walk and others who donated money.'

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Her next Big C fundraiser - an all day tea party - is happening on Wednesday, June 7, at her Acle home.


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