The mother of a Newtonian twice stricken by cancer is hosting a coffee morning as she embarks on a quest to raise £40,000 in his name.
Paul McGeary was 33 when he was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2014, and despite a relapse from his first remission, he nears two whole years in remission for a second time.
During the entirety of his cancer journey, Paul has spearheaded a campaign to raise funds and awareness for the blood cancer charity Bloodwise, and to date an amazing £36,440 has been raised by friends and family through a series of events, including coffee mornings, quizzes and gruelling sporting challenges.
Along with a close-knit friendship group, Mary Warke will once more welcome guests to St. Mary’s Church Hall on the morning of Saturday June 8 for a selection of teas, coffee, juices, biscuits, and cakes, as well as a bumper raffle with many prizes on offer.
The coffee morning will start at 10.30am and run until 12.30pm.
Local companies such as Crafter’s Companion, Deb’n’Hair and Bolams have already donated prizes, but Mary continues to seek donations of raffle prizes, and will be selling raffle tickets throughout May in the lead-up to the event, and on the morning itself.
If anyone wants to contribute in any way, they are encouraged to get in touch with Mary via Facebook.