Friends host fundrais­ing cof­fee morn­ing for mum with can­cer

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A MUM with can­cer and her friends are or­gan­is­ing a fundraiser for Macmil­lan to say thanks to the charity.

Nicki New­big­ging, 41, says she’s over­whelmed by the love and sup­port she’s had since she was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer ear­lier this year.

Within weeks of find­ing a lump she had a mas­tec­tomy and is on her sixth round of chemo­ther­apy at Macclesfield Hospi­tal.

Her friends Nicky Make­peace, Anna Whitelaw, Rachel Fra­ga­pane, Tracy Palmer, Fay Wal­ton, Chrissy Nadin and Re­becca Lowther got to­gether to or­gan­ise a cof­fee morn­ing for the Macmil­lan can­cer charity and to give their friend Nicky a boost.

They told her about the plans and she was de­lighted to get on board.

Nicky, of Bux­ton Road, who has chil­dren Chloe, 14, Ryan, 13 and Luke, nine with part­ner Mark, said: “I’m a can­cer pa­tient so I know how this af­fects the lives of many around us.

“I wouldn’t be able to fight this if it wasn’t for Mark and my dear friends and fam­ily and I want to say a huge thank you.

“I was a fit healthy mum, I’d never felt bet­ter and it was by luck I found the lump. I urge peo­ple to do their checks. Can­cer is so fright­en­ing but there’s help out there.”

The cof­fee morn­ing is at St Pauls Church hall, Glegg Street, on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 1, with ses­sions from 10am to mid­day and mid­day to 2pm. Go to just­giv­ing.com to do­nate.

●● Nicki and Mark New­big­ging have been ‘over­whelmed’ with love and sup­port since the di­ag­no­sis

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