Monday, 11 December 2017

Fun day to help cancer patient

A FUN day will be held in Shiplake on Sunday to raise money for a former shopkeeper with incurable cancer.

A FUN day will be held in Shiplake on Sunday to raise money for a former shopkeeper with incurable cancer.

Lorrie Williams, 58, was diagnosed with myeloma, a disease of plasma cells in the bone marrow, in February.

Mrs Williams, who lives in Rotherfield Greys, used to run Binfield Heath Stores.

Her friend Dawn Johnson is organising the event Shiplake Memorial Hall from noon to 4pm and says everyone is welcome.

Mrs Johnson, 48, of Gravel Road, Binfield Heath, said: “I’m trying to bring the village together to have fun because I don’t think people nowadays have fun. That’s the idea – to have a happy day.

“For Lorrie this means a complete change of life because she’s no longer able to work. She had been showing symptoms for almost a year but it hadn’t been picked up until February.

“Her husband and son work together — they are self-employed — but when they are unable to work there’s no money coming into the household.

“I’ve never done anything like this before and anything I make will go directly to Lorrie.”

The day will feature a bouncy castle, pony rides, beer, wine, cream teas, tea and cakes, a beat the goalie game, face painting, stalls, arts and crafts and a lucky dip.

There will also be a raffle with the top prize of two tickets to a Premiership football match of your choice.

Tables for stalls cost £10 each to hire. For more information, call Mrs Johnson on 07554 594211.



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