A ‘blooming great’ party

GIVE AND CAKE: Liz Carneill, centre, organised a tea party with friends for Marie Curie Cancer Care, raising nearly �400, after beating breast cancer.
GIVE AND CAKE: Liz Carneill, centre, organised a tea party with friends for Marie Curie Cancer Care, raising nearly �400, after beating breast cancer.
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A WOMAN who fought and eventually beat breast cancer raised nearly £400 for charity with a tea party in Great Cornard.

Liz Carnill, of Danes Court, held her Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie Curie Cancer Care at Great Cornard Upper School’s library.

“It went very well. Several people commented on what a lovely atmosphere there was,” she said. “Everyone bought lots of cups of tea and plenty of cakes and I have still got donations coming in. At the moment we are up to £380.”

Mrs Carnill was first diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago.

“I had three operations, as well as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other treatments, which left me exhausted,” she said.

She was given the all-clear about a year ago, and was inspired to support the charity after hearing about the tea party idea through a newsletter she receives as a regular donor to the cause.

“I was so delighted I was able to do it and felt fit enough,” said Mrs Carnill. “Even nine months ago I wouldn’t have been capable.”