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Lauren Siddons has organised a charity Zumbathon for Madison's Dream. Minsthorpe Sports Centre, Minsthorpe Lane, South Elmsall.
Lauren Siddons has organised a charity Zumbathon for Madison's Dream. Minsthorpe Sports Centre, Minsthorpe Lane, South Elmsall.
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A RETIRED nurse who has organised a charity ball in memory of her mother fears she may have to cancel the event if she does not get enough support.

Dawn Symcox is to hold the Pink Ribbon Ball dinner and dance event at Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel in Badsworth in June for Breast Cancer Care.

Tickets have already gone on sale, but only 50 people have confirmed they will be going.

Mrs Symcox, 54, worked as a practice nurse and terminal care adviser and hopes to get nearer 250 people attending as she aims to raise at least £2,000 for the charity.

And if ticket sales do not improve, she fears she may have to cancel.

Mrs Symcox of Altofts, near Normanton, said: “My mother died from breast cancer and some of my neighbours and friends have suffered from it so it is something I am passionate about.

“I want to raise as much money as possible to help Breast Cancer Care with its wonderful work so am hoping to sell as many tickets as I can.”

The ball will include a three-course dinner followed by a dance at Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel on Saturday, June 9.

Prizes for a raffle and closed auction already include a pink handbag and pink digital camera, as well as golf and rugby league tickets.

Mrs Symcox is also hoping for a local company to sponsor the entertainment.

Tickets, costing £25, are available from Mrs Symcox on 01924 220896 or from the hotel.