Norwich pub’s fundraising day to boost cancer mum

ABC Blues Brothers and regulars in fancy dress for the fundraiser in aid of Sarah Hobson, of Scuntho

ABC Blues Brothers and regulars in fancy dress for the fundraiser in aid of Sarah Hobson, of Scunthorpe, at the Ber Street Gates pub in Norwich.Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Bill Smith - Archant

Big-hearted pubgoers helped raise money for a hospital which is treating a young mother-of-three who has been diagnosed with cancer.

The Berstrete Gates in Norwich, was packed today for the charity event, which featured a tombola, a show from the ABC Blues Brothers, charity collections and sponsored head shaves.

The money raised will go to the Castle Hill Hospital in Hull, where the ex-daughter-in-law of one of the pub's regulars is being treated.

Sarah Hobson, 26, who lives in Scunthorpe was diagnosed with cancer of the cervix last month and was told it was stage four, which means she has a 30pc chance of survival.

The mother-of-three is the ex-daughter in law of Samantha Loader, from Norwich, who organised the fun day at the Ber Street pub.

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She said: 'They had a big fun day for her up in Lincolnshire which raised about £900 for the hospital, but I couldn't get up there for that, so I decided to put on one here.

'The pub is owned by my aunt Lynn, so she has been great at getting things sorted for me. It's been a good day and people have got into the spirit of it all.'

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Miss Hobson, who had an emergency hysterectomy in February and is now facing chemotherapy for the cancer, said she is remaining positive about her battle for her children – Joshua, eight, Jake, six and Alexis, two.

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