Weʼre raising £5,000 to help my Mum kick Cancer's butt & then send her on dream experience of helping communities in Kenya
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For my Mum, Lorraine Kent, it has always been a dream to go to Africa and help the disadvantaged families out there to gain better education and living standards. And now, having just turned 50, she's been diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer.
This has come as a shock to everybody, and doesn't seem fair after all that she has done for other people throughout her life.
After finding a lump over 2 years ago she approached the NHS and asked for a genetic test. The doctors had told her the lump was a cyst and nothing to be worried about, refusing the test on the basis that her Mother & Great Aunt having breast cancer wasn't a sufficient enough correlation. Of course, she feels pretty hard done by, but wants to remain positive and move through this tough patch. I've created this page in hope that it most of all raises some good vibes, and in her words "brings something good out of a bad situation" if we manage to raise enough to send her to Kenya via the Nasio Trust (www.volunteerforcharity.org)
She has worked for decades rehabilitating young people's lives, as a Community Warden on the streets of Hull, being a social worker and learning mentor in numerous high schools, houses for young offenders, and most recently reintegrating ex-criminals back into work & helping them find safe housing. She's always working to better other people's lives, and help them move on & through traumatic experiences... And we all hope that once this is all over, in the past, she can enjoy doing something she's always wanted - which of course still involves helping others!!
Lorraine underwent her first of many Chemotherapy sessions on 22/05/18, and has surgery and radiotherapy to come afterwards, so until she's kicked the rotten Cancer outta her body we're going to organise events such as sponsored walks across The 3 Peaks to raise more moneys and spread the positivity. Will be sure to post any updates on here!
If you can donate anything it would be immensely appreciated, and anyone that'd like to join us on our sponsored events you'd be extremely welcome.
Thank you for reading, caring, and helping
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