Funeral director Nicola Ellis has raised £2,600 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Her fundraising coffee morning was held at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Hall in Cadoxton, Barry and attracted over 200 people. It consisted of local craft stalls, tea and coffee and beautiful cakes made by the community. Entertainment was provided by Barry’s popular Duo Deano & Evo, who led a sing-along.
The coffee morning was suggested by funeral director, Nicola, who has stage 2/3 breast cancer. She was diagnosed in July this year and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. During treatment and diagnosis Nicola’s mission was to raise awareness and remind people of the importance of self checking.
Nicola added: “Macmillan helped me at the beginning with all the literature and information and help available to me and other people facing this illness, not forgetting the support for their families.”
During the coffee morning a local lady, Sharon Williams of Barry, took part in a head shave to raise £311.00 for Macmillan. Her hair will be donated to The Little Princess Trust which provides real wigs for children who have lost their hair during cancer treatment.