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Family's fundraising for King's Lynn relative yields grand donation for charity


By Lynn News Reporter


A family have donated £1,800 to a cancer charity for their relative who suffers with the disease.

Sue Colbourne and her daughter Annie Giles raised the funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK by completing the Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) 10k in Lynn last month, and from the profits of a coffee morning.

Cheque presentation to Pancreatic Cancer UK at the QEH King's Lynn. Pictured FLtoR Mary Oughton. Annie Giles. Geraldine Dennis. Sarah Witting. Sue Colbourne.. (2599260)
Cheque presentation to Pancreatic Cancer UK at the QEH King's Lynn. Pictured FLtoR Mary Oughton. Annie Giles. Geraldine Dennis. Sarah Witting. Sue Colbourne.. (2599260)

The pair decided to start fundraising as Mrs Colbourne’s mother Mary Oughton, from Lynn, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year.

“You never know who’s going to get what,” Mrs Colbourne said.

“We decided to fundraise because if we don’t try then nothing will change.”

The family, who recently presented the cheque for £1,800 to nurses at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, hope to continue fundraising in the future.

Mrs Colbourne said she hopes to hold events where people “get something back” from their money.

“I just want to highlight the cause,” she added.

Pictured, from left, Mary Oughton, Annie Giles, Geraldine Dennis, Sarah Witting and Sue Colbourne. MLNF18MF06046



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