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Over £1,000 raised by East Ham mum for cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 16:10 12 August 2013 | UPDATED: 16:10 12 August 2013

Lisa Kirk (left) presents Alex Barlow from Macmillan Cancer Care with a cheque  at Brampton Primary School.

Lisa Kirk (left) presents Alex Barlow from Macmillan Cancer Care with a cheque at Brampton Primary School.

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A brave mum battling cancer raised over a thousand pounds for the charity that she says has been “like a rock” for her throughout her treatment.

Back row left to right: mother Lisa Kirk and Alex Barlow from Macmillan Cancer Care. Front row left to right: Zarah Ashraf and Holly-Anne Kirk. Holly-Anne took part in a sponsored read to help raise funds and her friend Zarah helped her.Back row left to right: mother Lisa Kirk and Alex Barlow from Macmillan Cancer Care. Front row left to right: Zarah Ashraf and Holly-Anne Kirk. Holly-Anne took part in a sponsored read to help raise funds and her friend Zarah helped her.

Lisa Kirk, 39, who lives with her husband and two daughters in East Ham, brought her community together to raise money on July 18 for Macmillan Cancer Care after she was motivated to return the help they have given her following her breast cancer diagnosis a year-and-a-half ago.

Traders along High Street South decorated their shops in Macmillan’s colours of green, white, and pink, and they placed donation buckets in their shops to show their support for Lisa’s cause.

Her daughter’s school, Brampton Primary in Masterman Road, also held a fundraising day where pupils were encouraged to wear the Macmmillan colours and visit the charity’s stall.

Lisa presented a cheque for £1,160 to Macmillan’s Alex Barlow at the school on Thursday July 25.

Her daughter, Holly-Anne, carried out a sponsored read in which she raised £400 of the charity’s money on her own.

Lisa said she would like to thank B&Q and Tesco for donating prizes for the raffle and she aims to set up a Facebook page to offer support to other women with cancer.


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