Wisbech cousins hold joint milestone birthday party to raise funds for Macmillan cancer centre

PUBLISHED: 14:28 23 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:28 23 January 2018

Cousins Lizzie Hurrell and Elaine Woods  present cash to specialist nurses Charlotte Johnson and Verity Connolly.

Cousins Lizzie Hurrell and Elaine Woods present cash to specialist nurses Charlotte Johnson and Verity Connolly.


A joint milestone birthday party has helped to raise hundreds of pounds to support the cancer patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn.

Cousins Lizzie Hurrell and Elaine Woods marked their 50th birthdays with a party in Wisbech St Mary Community Centre on September 30.

During the event, the 300 guests were able to put money in a box which made £600 for the hospital’s Macmillan cancer care and treatment centre.

They were inspired to raise money for the unit after Miss Hurrell’s mother Rosemary’s battled against lung cancer.

Miss Hurrell, of Wisbech St Mary, said: “We were really pleased with the amount raised.”

Mrs Woods, who also lives in Wisbech St Mary, said: “We wanted the money to be used specifically in this area.”

The cousins presented the money to Specialist Nurses Charlotte Johnson and Verity Connolly.

If you’re affected by cancer, the Macmillan Information and Support Centre can offer you high quality information, support and a listening ear in a relaxed, comfortable environment at your local hospital.

They also offer appointments for welfare rights advice, can refer or signpost to other local services as required and run regular courses locally to enable patients to move on from a cancer diagnosis.

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