Enjoy “a bit of a jiggle” and support cancer event

Ashill cancer charity champion Sylvia De'ath is asking for people to put their best foot forward at her latest fundraiser this weekend.

She is putting on another of her famous dance events on Saturday to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Mrs De'ath was inspired to help cancer charities after experiencing first hand the devastating impact cancer can have on people's lives with numerous members of her immediate family being affected over the years. Just recently a cousin and her brother-in-law were diagnosed.

She said she started the fundraising after losing her husband just over two years ago, soon after they both retired.

'It is quite a surrounding illness but if I can help save someone else the heartbreak I have had then it is all worthwhile,' she said.

'Usually we have about 150 to 200 people at a dance and it is a good fun night, a bit of a jiggle on the floor to a good band.'

Macmillan fundraising manager Luke Wheeler said. 'Sylvia is fantastic. I have seen the amount of effort she puts into organising these great events and over the last year has raised well in excess of �1200 for Macmillan. The money Sylvia raises is making a real difference to people affected by cancer and we really appreciate her continued support.'

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The next event, a 60s inspired evening featuring Watton band Kenny and the Motives, is on Saturday, October 16 at Ashill Community Centre. Tickets cost �7 and includes nibbles. To book call Sylvia on 01760 440812.