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Party raises more than £2,000 for ovarian cancer charity

Party raises more than £2,000 for ovarian cancer charity

Philip Dewey

Party raises more than £2,000 for ovarian cancer charity

A children's party in Maidenhead attended by more than 130 people raised more than £2,000 for an ovarian cancer charity.

The event, held yesterday at St Pirans Sports Hall, in Gringer Hill, was organised by Shelley Hand, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011, and her children Tommy, 11, and Molly, six.

There were a number of activities on offer such as disco dancing, face painting and sweet shops, topped off by a performance by a live band including Tommy and his friends.

Shelley said: "I have to give credit to the children because they did a lot of the organising and they looked like they had a ball.

"Raising awareness and money is important but today was all about the kids and having a good time."

The event follows a grown up ball in October organised by Shelley which raised £17,000.

Proceeds from the party will go towards Ovarian Cancer Action which funds scientific research towards finding a cure for ovarian cancer.

Contact Ovarian Cancer Action on 0207 380 1730 for more information.

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