Worthing family boosting cancer support group

Harriet Shelley, Charlotte Shelley, Carys Robinson and Sue Shelley are holding a cake sale in aid of the Butterflies Breast Care Support Group
Harriet Shelley, Charlotte Shelley, Carys Robinson and Sue Shelley are holding a cake sale in aid of the Butterflies Breast Care Support Group

A CHARITY cake sale to raise funds for the Butterflies Breast Care Support Group is being held by a family which has faced the illness 
first-hand.

An array of cakes and sweet treats will be on sale from 10am to 4pm at All Saints Church, in Cissbury Drive, Findon Valley, on Saturday, July 6.

And as well as the tasty goodies, there will also be a range of bric-a-brac on offer at the event.

The sale has been organised by Sue Shelley, of Hillside Avenue, Worthing, and her three daughters – Harriet, Charlotte and Carys.

Sue was treated for breast cancer last year, and was aided by the Butterflies Breast Care Support Group.

Sue said: “There are so many women out there living with breast cancer, undergoing treatment or coming to terms with just being diagnosed.

“I can’t praise the care I received enough, from the team at the West Sussex Breast Care unit in Worthing Hospital, to the consultants, right through to the nurses who saw me through my own radiotherapy treatment.

“I wanted to do something for the people who helped me at what was a really difficult time. We hope this cake sale will raise some money that the Butterflies Breast Cancer Support Group can use to support other families who are going through the same thing I did last year.

“We’ve had incredible support so far, and are really grateful to All Saints Church in Findon for giving us the venue at a discounted rate, and hope that people will pop along to buy a cake or two on the day and help us raise some money for this really worthwhile cause.”

If the weather is nice, cakes will be on sale on the green at the front of the church.

In the event of rain, the cake sale will be held in the main hall instead.

There are also 10 tables available for people who want to sell their own bric-a-brac at the event. The cost of a table is £10.

Anyone who would like to reserve a table should call Sue, on 01903 208803, and anyone who would like to donate cakes for sale is also invited to get in touch.

The Butterflies Breast Care Support Group is based in Worthing and aims to help people who have or have had breast cancer, their relatives, friends and carers by offering support, information and advice.

For more information on the group, visit the website www.butterfliesbreastcare.wordpress.com