Having a ball raising charity cash
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.
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