Norfolk mum's plea for cancer charity help
Tara GreavesA mother-of-three is raising money for cancer research after her dad and now one of her close friends were struck by the disease.Tara Greaves
A mother-of-three is raising money for cancer research after her dad and now one of her close friends were struck by the disease.
Kim Baker, of Halls Corner, Hevingham, near Norwich, is appealing for top notch tombola prizes so she can raise as much money as possible at a Big Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch event she is organising in June, which follows last year's successful Big Breakfast.
Mrs Baker, 33, began raising money for Cancer Research UK after her dad, Eddie Krause, was diagnosed with lung cancer.
She ran Race for Life in 2008 and then held the Big Breakfast last year, with this year's bigger and better event planned for June 13 at Hevingham Village Hall.
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And she is even more determined to add to the �2,500 she has raised so far because her 30-year-old friend, who is a mother of four children, the youngest just a few months old, is now battling cervical cancer.
'Everyone seems to know someone who has either has cancer or who has had it,' said Mrs Baker.
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'When they are going through it, you feel a bit helpless because there seems to be nothing you can do. Raising money for research to find a cure is a way I feel I am helping them.
'My dad, who is now in remission, was so positive when he was going through it and my friend is the same. She has stage three cervical cancer, but has been told that the six inch tumour has shrunk, as a result of the treatment, to two inches and hopefully will continue to go down.'
Mrs Baker, who works for a candle company, is also planning to climb Ben Nevis in aid of the charity later in the year.
'People have been so generous in the past and I hope they feel the same this year. I'd love some really great prizes - I might even be able to run an auction - to raise as much money as possible for this important cause,' she said.
Mrs Baker is also planning to hold a cake stall and, if the weather is good, is thinking of running a car wash at the Big Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch event so that people can eat while their car is cleaned.
For more information or if you have a tombola prize you are willing to donate, contact Mrs Baker on 01603 755044.
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