Juliette to say thank you to cancer charity with open garden event

Juliette Tuplin

Juliette Tuplin - Credit: Archant

An Ely homeowner will open up her gardens later this month to raise money for a cancer support charity.

Juliette Tuplin, of Barton Road, is hosting an open garden event on April 26 to raise money for Maggie’s Wallace, which provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends.

Juliette, 67, said: “I had to have 25 sessions of radiotherapy to treat a benign pituitary adenoma. This had been removed surgically but unfortunately it had regrown and would compromise my optic nerve if not treated.

“I found the treatment stressful despite the wonderful care I received. I was directed to Maggie’s Wallace and despite my situation being non malignant they were happy to accept me.

“The calm, warm and cheerful yet realistic attitude of everyone I met helped me so much to deal with my treatment. I can now talk to people with cancer in a natural and supportive way where previously I might have backed off. I can’t praise Maggie’s Wallace enough.”

Lisa Punt, centre manager, at Maggie’s Wallace said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be supporting Juliette with her open garden. Everyone at Maggie’s sends the very best of luck and is hugely thankful to Juliette for choosing to support us.”

If you would like to support Juliette, drop by her garden on April 26 from 2pm until 5.30pm at 36 Barton Road. Entrance is £4 and covers entrance to the garden at Bishop Woodford House, also in Barton Road.

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To find out more about Maggie’s Wallace and to see how the centre supports people with cancer, please visit the Centre at 21 Milton House, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Puddicombe Way, or call 01223 249 220.