Breast cancer survivor Debbie raises £772 for charity

Mayor of Ely Councillor Mike Rouse presenting a cheque for £772 to Debbie Hitchings. The money was r

Mayor of Ely Councillor Mike Rouse presenting a cheque for £772 to Debbie Hitchings. The money was raised for Breast Cancer Awareness. - Credit: Archant

A Soham woman whose life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with breast cancer has raised £772 for charity.

Debbie Hitchings of Soham (far right) raising money for research into breast cancer at the Twenty Pe

Debbie Hitchings of Soham (far right) raising money for research into breast cancer at the Twenty Pence Garden Centre in Wilburton. Picture: HARRY RUTTER - Credit: Archant

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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