Can­cer fundraiser yields £5,000

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

A woman has raised at least £2,000 for Can­cer Re­search in mem­ory of her mother.

Vi­vian Hud­son, of Bils­ing­ton, se­cured the money by hav­ing her head shaved at her lo­cal pub dur­ing its char­ity sum­mer spec­tac­u­lar.

It was held at the vil­lage’s White Horse pub on Sun­day, and early es­ti­mates show the fundraiser will even­tu­ally raised more than £5,000.

Pub land­lord Gor­don Rus­sell said: “She raised £2,000 to £2,5000 through the head shave alone.

“She wanted to help be­cause she lost her mum to can­cer.”

Joan Thompson died from the ill­ness ear­lier this year.

Fundrais­ers dressed in pink, and a to­tal £2,750 was also raised through an auc­tion of prom­ises,.

One cus­tomer of­fered a flight on a bi­plane, another a ride in a 1930 Austin car, and another clay-pi­geon shoot­ing tu­ition.

Ot­tewill sil­ver­smiths of Eve­g­ate also do­nated a sil­ver neck­lace.

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