Hav­ing a ball rais­ing char­ity cash

Hinckley Times - - NEWS - NI­CHOLAS DAW­SON ni­cholas.daw­[email protected]­plc.com

A CHAR­ITY ball raised over £1,500 to sup­port women who have En­dometrio­sis.

Re­becca Collings or­gan­ised the evening of singing and danc­ing at Sketch­ley Grange Ho­tel in Burbage.

She said: “I just wanted to say a mas­sive thank you to ev­ery­one who came on the night and to those who sup­ported by do­nat­ing their ser­vices or prizes.

“The night was about ev­ery­one let­ting their hair down and hav­ing a good time to get away from their daily strug­gles es­pe­cially those who at­tended who suf­fer from En­dometrio­sis.”

She said: “It was a fan­tas­tic night with en­ter­tain­ment from Dale Palmer, D and S Dance, Lit­tle ‘n’ Large Event and Sarah Poko­rny, a fel­low En­dometrio­sis suf­ferer.

“We had some bril­liant prizes do­nated lo­cally from the Iron Gen­er­a­tion Gym in Bar­well, Silchar, I Due Vol­cani and Soft­leys, along with many oth­ers across the coun­try.

“We raised an in­cred­i­ble £1,513 which will en­able Women With En­dometrio­sis to launch a new pro­ject to help raise aware­ness na­tion­ally.”

The ill­ness in­volves the tis­sue that usu­ally lines the womb grow­ing in other parts of the body.

It af­fects one in 10 women and can be an ex­cru­ci­at­ingly painful and de­bil­i­tat­ing dis­ease. Re­becca is cur­rently on a course of med­i­ca­tion to in­duce menopause af­ter a cyst burst on one of her ovaries.

She works as mar­ket­ing man­ager for Women With En­dometrio­sis and is meet­ing with Health min­is­ter Jackie Doyle-Price in De­cem­ber along with other mem­bers of the char­ity to dis­cuss a plan to bet­ter sup­port women who have the dis­ease.

They will also talk at the All Party Par­lia­men­tary Group (APPG) ded­i­cated to rais­ing aware­ness of the con­di­tion about ed­u­cat­ing the pub­lic and stu­dents about symp­toms.

Re­becca started hav­ing symp­toms when she was 13 but it took doc­tors sev­eral years to dis­cover she had En­dometrio­sis.

She does not know how the dis­ease will af­fect her fer­til­ity.

A char­ity ball at Sketch­ley Grange Ho­tel in Burbage raised over £1,500 for Women With En­dometrio­sis.

A fab­u­lous rain­bow sent in by Hinck­ley Times reader Tony Allen. He said he was com­ing back from his den­tist and man­aged to snap this beau­ti­ful rain­bow

A rain­bow shines over Burbage Com­mon in the late af­ter­noon sun.

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