Monday, 24 September 2018

Hundreds attend fun day in aid of cancer charity

HUNDREDS of people attended a charity fun day at Hambleden sports pavilion.

HUNDREDS of people attended a charity fun day at Hambleden sports pavilion.

The event was organised by Helen Webb, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, in September 2013.

The event included live music by Geoff Donaldson and Matt Merton, known for their performances at the Stag and Huntsman pub in the village. There was also a barbecue, face-painting, children’s games and a bouncy castle as well as books, plants and bric-a-brac for sale.

The event raised £714 for the Julian Starmer-Smith Lymphoma Fund. Mrs Webb, who lives in Hambleden with her husband Michael and daughters Isla, five, and Amelia, two, said: “It was a really good day and everyone seemed to be having loads of fun. The different activities like the tug of war and Zumba lessons went down really well. It’s a great amount we raised and it will help the Lymphoma Fund at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.”

Mrs Webb, who finished her chemotherapy in March last year when doctors confirmed she was in remission, thanked all the sponsors and local businesses for donating raffle prizes.

Julian Starmer-Smith died from lymphoma cancer in 2001, nine years after his sister, Charlotte, died of a similarly rare but unrelated blood disorder.

Their parents, Nigel, a former BBC rugby commentator and England player, and Ros, a retired nurse, live in Skirmett.

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