Strawberry Tea raises over £900 for Breast Cancer Care

Strawberry Tea raises over £900 for Breast Cancer Care

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A Strawberry Tea Party last weekend, hosted by the parents of Ely cancer survivor Michelle Black, has raised over £900 for Breast Cancer Care.

The party on Sunday included a raffle with prizes donated by friends and local businesses. There were also games like guess the sweets in the jar, guess the cuddly toys birthday and guess the calories in a cake.

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Michelle’s son Joshua, six, was in charge of the hook a duck game, which he “took very seriously”.

Michelle said: “My mum was a superstar baking yummy cakes for days before the event and setting everything up.

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“I’m so grateful for my parents holding this event to raise money for a charity close to our hearts. I like to think that stories like this make people aware of breast cancer and to always look out for anything that doesn’t feel or look right and do something about it.”

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At the age of just 32, Michelle was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Now 35, the brave mother of two recently had her second risk reducing mastectomy.

Michelle advises other women to check for lumps in their breasts, regardless of their ages, and to seek help sooner rather than later if they have any concerns.