Disco night raises £1,280

What an effort ... From left, Emma, Amanda and Rebecca Wade, together with David Jewell, present a cheque for �1,280 to St Nicholas Hospice Care.

What an effort ... From left, Emma, Amanda and Rebecca Wade, together with David Jewell, present a cheque for �1,280 to St Nicholas Hospice Care.

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DISCO dancers in Glemsford raised £1,280 for our St Nicholas Hospice Care appeal.

The retro charity disco night, held at the village’s social club in Hunts Hill, was organised by David and Sue Jewell, whose daughter Amanda Wade, from Great Cornard, is undergoing treatment at the hospice.

Mrs Wade, who has two daughters, Emma, 12, and Rebecca, eight, said: “The team has really helped me. The children can also talk about their feelings, which is very important.”

Alongside the 60s, 70s and 80s disco, there was a raffle of donated prizes.

Mr Jewell said: “It was something we wanted to do as we have seen the way the hospice has treated Amanda and her family.”

Mrs Wade was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and, after treatment, went into remission. However, in April this year, the cancer returned and she now has secondary cancer in her liver and chest.

Mr Jewell said: “She was diagnosed in April as being terminal, and the hospice has been tremendous with the children in particular.”

Ian Norris, hospice community fundraiser, said: “This is a massive boost to the appeal and just shows how much can be raised from one event.

“We are so grateful to the family for their hard work in making the disco such a success and hope it inspires other potential fundraisers to organise an event for the appeal.”