Former Norwich mayor reveals second cancer fight

Former Lord Mayor of Norwich Jenny Lay, whose civic charity raised �20,000 for Big C last year, has told how she is now living with cancer – for the second time.

'I have had to step down as a councillor. I am just so sad,' said Mrs Lay, a woman who has devoted the last 16 years of her life to serving Norwich and its people.

'It is heartbreaking really, but I just cannot carry on. I get so tired,' added the 74-year-old mother-of-two, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and had been given the all-clear following a double mastectomy.

Now Mrs Lay, who served the city as Sheriff in 1998 and Lord Mayor in 2011/12, has been told she has cancer again – and this time it has forced her step down as a city councillor.

She had previously picked Big C as her charity because of all the magnificent work it does with cancer patients in Norwich and across Norfolk.


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And she, along with her husband Ken, and her civic partner Sheriff Chris Higgins, landlord of the Trafford Arms pub, embarked on a year of fundraising which caught the imagination of the public.

For full story see today's paper.

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