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Friends of Wisbech woman suffering cancer are organising quiz to help her achieve a dream trek

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Friends of a Wisbech woman diagnosed with cancer earlier this year are busy fundraising to help her achieve a dream hike.

Anna Norris was just six days into a month-long trek covering 500 miles from St Jean Pied De Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, when she was called home by doctors.

The 21-year-old had undergone tests on a lump shortly before leaving for the holiday of a life-time on March 27 and on April 3 she was asked to return home after the tests showed she had stage 3 Hodgkin Lymphoma - a type of cancer which affects the lymph nodes.

Quiz night will help Anna Norris achieve her dream hike after she recovers from cancer. (14783183)
Quiz night will help Anna Norris achieve her dream hike after she recovers from cancer. (14783183)

Now her school friends Savannah Farrell and Beckie Cooper, who attended Marshland High School with Anna, are busy organising a fundraising quiz on September 20 to help Anna to return to complete her adventure to the Camino Francés when she is well enough.

Anna is currently two thirds of the way through a course of chemotherapy treatment at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Savannah said: "No-one our age should have to go through what Anna is going through. She was really looking forward to her adventure, but had to cut it short after only just starting. She spent the money she had planned to use for her adventure on flying home early, and we want to give her something to look forward to by raising money so she can go back to France when she's feeling better and is able to do so."

The quiz night is being held at West Walton School from 7.30pm and is open to teams of up to 6 with an entrance fee of £2 per person. There will also be a raffle and Savannah and Beckie would be grateful for any donations of prizes for the evening.

Teams can either pre-book their place by calling Savannah on 07950234075 or Beckie on 07768375646. Prizes can also be donated by calling those numbers or can be dropped off at West Walton School after the summer break.

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