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Swaffham dance celebrates Gill’s 30 years of fundraising

Dinner dance in aid of Breast Cancer to mark 30 years since organisor Gill Creed was diagnosed with breast cancer, aged 29. Gill, husband Keith (right) and son Terry with staff who worked for Gill at 'Just Hair'. ANL-140316-194130001

Dinner dance in aid of Breast Cancer to mark 30 years since organisor Gill Creed was diagnosed with breast cancer, aged 29. Gill, husband Keith (right) and son Terry with staff who worked for Gill at 'Just Hair'. ANL-140316-194130001

A fundraiser has marked 30 years since being diagnosed with breast cancer by holding a dinner dance in aid of the area’s specialist care unit.

Gill Creed was told she had the disease in March 1984, aged just 29, and had to undergo a full mastectomy operation.

Since then, however, she has raised almost £250,000 for breast cancer charities.

And her latest event, a dinner dance at the Swaffham Assembly Rooms on Saturday night, raised £2,500 towards the specialist care unit at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Mrs Creed said: “We’ve been fundraising ever since I was diagnosed but, as it was 30 years, we thought we’d do something a bit special.”

The evening included a three-course dinner, music from Norwich band The He-Hews and a raffle. The total raised was also boosted by a donation from Barclays.

Mrs Creed paid tribute to friends and customers at the Just Hair salon in Station Street for supporting her charity work over the years.

She also thanked the salon’s staff for their work to set things up for the big night.

“They have been very helpful, they helped set up the tables and the decorations.”

 

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