22 January 2015
A hairdresser from north Durham who suffered from breast cancer has raised £1,000 for charity.
Bev Stalker, who runs Cut Above Stanley County Durham, held a party before Christmas in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Bev had a lump removed last year, has undergone radiotherapy and is on medication for five years.
The 45-year-old, held the event at Tanfield Lea Working Mens’ Club in November, and handed over the amount raised at her shop on the 16th Januaray to Michelle Muir Fundraising Manager.
Ms Stalker, who has two children, said: “I was so glad for the support I got from Macmillan that I wanted to give something back.
“It is such a great cause and anything I do for charity in the future will be for Macmillan.”
Bev is in the process of organising another party night, a single ladies’ evening at the club for Valentines night.
Michelle Muir, County Durham fundraising manager for Macmillan, said the money raised will help people in the area cope during their cancer treatment.
She said: “It costs £27 to fund a Macmillan nurse for an hour, helping patients and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support that prevents people feeling like they’re facing cancer alone.
“Macmillan solely relies on donations from the public, so this means an awful lot to people affected by cancer.”