Cancer fund boosted by pals

SEEING a close friend die from cancer prompted Jo Smith into action and she has now raised nearly £1,500 in her memory.The 35-year-old, from Martlesham Heath, staged a charity fun day in her own home on November 15 and managed to raise £900.

SEEING a close friend die from cancer prompted Jo Smith into action and she has now raised nearly £1,500 in her memory.

The 35-year-old, from Martlesham Heath, staged a charity fun day in her own home on November 15 and managed to raise £900.

The day, which was organised by Jo and her two friends, Angie Jacks and Sue Spicer, included a raffle, tombola, cream teas and a cake stall.

The staff nurse, who works at Ipswich Hospital, is donating £400 to the Somersham ward of the hospital and £500 to the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. After staging a similar event last year, which raised £500 for the charity, Jo has now raised £1,000 for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.

She is hoping that the money that has been raised will be enough to buy a piece of equipment for the ward.

She said: "I really didn't expect to make so much and I would really like to thank everybody, especially my two friends. I couldn't have done it without them.

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"I'm hoping it will even bigger and better next year. It's amazing what people will do for a cream tea!"

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