Can­cer sur­vivor has a ball with One Di­rec­tion

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BY ROSA DO­HERTY

AN ES­SEX mum who beat breast can­cer has raised more than £43,000 for Breast Can­cer Care with a lit­tle help from Harry Styles. The One Di­rec­tion star recorded a video mes­sage in sup­port of a char­ity ball at the Prince Re­gent Ho­tel or­gan­ised by Katie Worth and her fam­ily and friends.

Mrs Worth, 34, from Chig­well, wanted “to give some­thing back to an or­gan­i­sa­tion that helps so many women through such a dark pe­riod of their lives.

“I didn’t ex­pect to raise any­thing like the amount I did. My tar­get was £15,000 and I would have been de­lighted with that.”

The 320 tick­ets sold out within 24 hours and Mrs Worth, direc­tor of travel firm At­lantis, used her con­tacts in the trade to bring in at­trac­tive auc­tion prizes. As for Harry Styles, “I heard he re­ally wanted to come but couldn’t due to work com­mit­ments”.

Breast Can­cer Care’s Re­becca Wooll­gar said: “It took a huge amount of hard work from Katie so we can’t thank her enough. This money will en­sure we con­tinue to pro­vide a vi­tal emo­tional sup­port net­work to help thou­sands of peo­ple find a way to live with, through and be­yond breast can­cer.”

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