Breast cancer survivor Debbie raises £772 for charity
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A Soham woman whose life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with breast cancer has raised £772 for charity.
Debbie Hitchings, who has spent most of her life in the Ely area, hosted a ‘Wear It Pink’ day at the Twenty Pence Garden Centre in Wilburton to raise the money.
The 58-year-old, who was diagnosed after finding a lump the size of a large egg when she was showering, was joined by four of her friends and many supporters buying raffle tickets and donating.
The 58-years-old said: “My life was turned upside down when I was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.
“Thanks to chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy I’m happy to be alive today.”
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The Mayor of Ely, Councillor Mike Rouse, received the cheque on behalf of the charity and it was presented to Debbie on November 14.
A spokesman for Twenty Pence Garden Centre said: “One person in eight is told they have breast cancer every 10 minutes, so we were very pleased to support Debbie.”
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For more information visit www.wearitpink.org