Big C charity event switches on-line after Sheringham host is too ill to host it

A cancer charity garden party has had to be cancelled because its host, who is dying from the disease, is too ill to hold it.

Former financial advisor and local magistrate Pam Blyth had planned to stage the money-spining event for Big C at her Sheringham home next Sunday, July 3.

But supporters are determined to carry on the charity work and plan to sell donated auction lots and raffle prizes online.

Mrs Blyth, also well known as a campaigner for a local Tesco store was due to perform last week's ceremony to start work on a replacement fire station which is linked to the store project, but was not well enough to attend.

Friend Karen Bethell said Pam's condition had taken a turn for the worse but she hoped local people would support Big C by bidding for the donated lots and prizes online via ebay and the website www.pamsbigcparty.com

Lots include VIP tickets to the filming of an episode of The Graham Norton Show with drinks in the green room, a week in a north Norfolk holiday cottage, a Harry Potter audio book read and signed by Stephen Fry and framed prints and a personalised pet portrait by Aylsham-based artist Janice Gordon.

Local removal firm Lift and Shift has offered a man and a van for the day, with other lots ranging from a complementary therapy session, to an interior design consultation.

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Raffle prizes range from meals at local restaurants The Bank, The Roman Camp and Roy Boys, to a bouquet of flowers from The Flower Centre, Sheringham, and a �25 voucher for local butchers Icarus Hines.

Pam, who helped found the Lobster Potties Morris dancing side also set up a fundraising group at Sheringham Health Centre.

Eighteen months ago, she given two years to live after being diagnosed with secondary liver cancer and has since had numerous stints in hospital and undergone nearly a dozen gruelling rounds of chemotherapy.

For more information, visit www.pamsbigcparty.com or phone 01263 823633.

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