Charity double by daughters
TWO loving daughters are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for a charity close to their hearts after their families were hit by a devastating disease.
Fran Milner of Carlton and Amanda Miller staged a Selby Times-supported fundraising dinner dance in Spring 2012 to raise money for Mesothelioma UK.
They are holding a second dinner dance on Saturday May 18, 2013, at Drax Sports and Social Club.
It is two years since Fran’s father Peter Bason died from the disease due to his asbestos exposure whilst working at Eggborough Power Station.
Amanda’s father and former Eggborough Power Station worker Dennis Digby has been diagnosed with the same condition and is receiving treatment.
Mesothelioma causes about 2,500 deaths per year in the UK and about 350 in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
It will continue to affect workers and their families for years to come.
The 2012 event raised £4,500 and the pair hope to raise even more money this year.
“The ball was such a success last year. Not only did everyone have a great time but we raised more money that we expected,” said Fran.
“Having seen first hand the effects of this terrible disease we want to do what we can to help others who are affected,” added Amanda.
Their efforts are supported by York solicitors Corries who deal with asbestos claims. Solicitor Howard Bonnett said: “For Fran and Amanda to make such an effort once was great, to do it twice and raise more money for such a worthwhile cause is fantastic.”
Tickets are available by phoning 07425 087304 or e mailing firstname.lastname@example.org on Facebook Forget-MEsothelioma-Not Ball.
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