Sylvia to continue charity work

Cancer survivor ... Sylvia Byham, founder of the Sudbury Breast Cancer Appeal, with a �2,000 cheque for the charity.
Cancer survivor ... Sylvia Byham, founder of the Sudbury Breast Cancer Appeal, with a �2,000 cheque for the charity.
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A CANCER charity which has raised more than £50,000 to help treat the disease topped up its funds at the weekend.

The Sudbury Breast Cancer Appeal celebrated the presentation of a £2,000 cheque at the Hill Lodge Hotel in Newton Road on Saturday.

The charity, which was set up by Sylvia Byham 11 years ago after she was diagnosed with the illness, aims to provide funding for new cancer treatment equipment.

It donates funds to the oncology department at Ipswich Hospital.

Mrs Byham, a former Sudbury town councillor, said she was delighted with the money raised and pledged to continue with her fundraising.

“We will continue because the equipment is so important,” she said.

“The fundraising is something I said I would do if I recovered and I’ve kept to that promise.

“New equipment is always coming out and there are lots of improvements reducing the risk if people get cancer.”