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Leigh's Marshland St James Valentine's Ball




A mum of two is on course to give a £10,000 ‘thank you’ for the treatment and support she has received in overcoming breast cancer.

Leigh Arlington’s fundraising target for the charity Breast Cancer Now is being helped by a Valentine’s Ball at Marshland St James village hall on Saturday, February 15.

The ball will run at the Smeeth Road hall (PE14 8JB) from 8pm until midnight. Tickets are £20 per person, including a complimentary drink on arrival, buffet and strip of raffle tickets.

Me And My Girl disco (28081125)
Me And My Girl disco (28081125)

The night will feature a live soloist, along with a 70s-80s disco provided by Me And My Girl.

There will not be a bar, so ball-goers are asked to bring their own drinks, and there will be an auction with a host of items to be won.

A professional photographer will be available to snap ball-goers, with a contribution from the photo charge going to the charity.

Tickets and more information can be obtained from Leigh on 01945 430953 or 0776 6406 294.

The brave 51-year-old Marshland St James woman said: “This is my and my family’s way of saying a big thank you for all the support I’ve had from Breast Cancer Now. As you can imagine, this charity is very close to our hearts.

“I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2017. After undergoing two operations and three weeks of radiotherapy, I now have the all-clear, although I have to have a yearly check-up for the next couple of years.

“During the last two years we have tried to find a positive out of a negative. My husband, Steve, who will be 54 this year and has smoked since the age of 15, has now stopped smoking for the last 24 months.

“Steve and my eldest daughter, Sharntelle, will be running the London Marathon in April and, four weeks after that the Edinburgh Marathon.

“In between they will be doing the King’s Lynn 10k GEAR and their last race of the year will be the 24-hour Last One Standing ultra-marathon at Knettishall Heath in June.

“Sharntelle is also running the London Half-Marathon next month and, all-in-all, if we can raise £4,000, this will take our overall total raised in the last two years to £10,000.

“Hundreds of women, if not thousands, are diagnosed with breast cancer every month. This is our way of contributing to the charity to help find a cure for this dreadful disease.”


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