1 July 2014
Ruth Wignall and her mother Liz Dodsworth enjoy a Night In for Macmillan
TV presenter Ruth Wignall is asking people across Wales to swap their night out for a Night In for Macmillan Cancer Support this May.
The popular ITV Cymru Wales presenter is encouraging people to host a Night In on Friday 16 May to help Macmillan to support people affected by cancer across Wales.
She has showed her support for the event by taking part in a Night In photo shoot for Macmillan with her mother Liz Dodsworth.
Ruth is supporting Night In after her family had help from Macmillan when her grandfather was diagnosed with prostate cancer and secondary bone cancer 20 years ago.
She said: “He was ill for such a long time and the degeneration was quite brutal, but Macmillan made all the difference to my nan and my mum.
“They did home visits, they helped with the practicality of it all and they were someone to talk to at such a lonely time – they were an extension of the family.”
Her family’s link with the charity has continued after her father Stephen Dodsworth, 63, was diagnosed with blood cancer three years ago.
Ruth said: “Dad has a type of blood cancer and he’s doing really well.
“He has a really good quality of life but we know that that won’t always be the case.
“Knowing that Macmillan is there and will be there for him and my mum makes a huge difference.”
You can sign up to host your Night In here.