Two young women from Bradley Stoke are undertaking a series of charity events to raise funds for Cancer Research after one of them had both her grandmas diagnosed with the disease.
Danni Bray and her friend Tillie Morris, who both work at Bradley Stoke Pharmacy (on the site of Bradley Stoke Surgery, Brook Way), kicked off their ‘fundraising summer’ by taking part in the Race for Life Pretty Muddy 5k on The Downs in Clifton on Saturday 30th June.
One of Danni’s grandmas had a brain tumour and, although treatment was initially successful, the disease later returned and she sadly passed away. Her other grandma (‘Nan’) has recently had treatment for melanoma, and following a quick diagnosis and surgery, is hopeful of a more positive outlook.
Speaking about her motivation for embarking on her fundraising campaign, Danni said: “Cancer is attacking my family and now I am determined to fight back!”
She added that she sees the fundraising campaign as a positive way to channel her (and her family’s) grief and frustration.
Tillie said: “Danni is my best friend and what her family is going through seems so unfair. Cancer is affecting families all over the world, therefore, I am joining her fight against this horrible disease!”
The pair say they have received great support from customers of the pharmacy, many of whom they have got to know well over the last few years.
Their second fundraising event takes place outside Bradley Stoke Surgery at 4pm on Friday 20th July when Danni will have her head shaved to raise money for the cause. It’s planned to be a fun event with music, lollipops, stickers, balloons, toys and games for everyone who attends. Danni says: “Whoever knows me, knows I love my hair and it is scary for me, but I know how scary cancer is and what I’m doing is nothing compared to what people with this awful disease go through.”
On the following day (Saturday 21st July), between 12.30pm and 3.30pm, they are hosting a tea and cake afternoon in the Oak Hall at the Jubilee Centre, Savages Wood Road, Bradley Stoke. Tillie says this will be “a fun event that the whole community can get involved in”.
• To find out more about Danni and Tillie’s events or to make a donation, visit their fundraising page at http://bit.ly/danni-tillie
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 39). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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