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When our older sister passed away from breast cancer, we wanted to do something in her memory

When their older sister, Susan, was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2016, Carol and Lisa began fundraising. They continue their efforts now in her memory.

When their older sister, Susan, was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2016, Carol and Lisa began fundraising. They continue their efforts now in her memory.

We started fundraising to offer moral support to our sister

My sister Lisa and I first started hosting an Afternoon Tea back in 2016 after our older sister, Susan, was re-diagnosed with breast cancer after a 13-year respite. At the time, Susan was on a constant round of treatments and hospital visits. It made us all feel powerless, and we felt we needed to find a way as a family to show her that we were rooting for her during that difficult period.

We decided to organise an Afternoon Tea. It was a great way to not only show Susan our support, but help other people and families affected by breast cancer.

Susan's family encouraged us to continue the tradition

Our tea party became a big highlight - not just for Susan, but for all of us. We went on to hold more events, at which Susan always made her famous fruit cake and created wonderful intricate sewing items to sell at our craft table.

After she sadly passed, we didn't know if it would be right to hold another Afternoon Tea.

But when Susan's husband and daughter said they'd be pleased if we did, especially as Susan looked forward to the day so much, we knew we had to.

We now host an annual Afternoon Tea and we wholeheartedly give it our all. The money we have raised in Susan’s memory will work towards Breast Cancer Now’s goal that, by 2050, everyone who is diagnosed with breast cancer lives – and is supported to live well.

 

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