Fighting for cancer support

Nurse Pam Jackson is organising a fundraising charity event to raise awareness about bowel cancer.'L to R) Jenny Clarke, Reg Mills, Pam Jackson, Craig Palmer.'h8924a223
Nurse Pam Jackson is organising a fundraising charity event to raise awareness about bowel cancer.'L to R) Jenny Clarke, Reg Mills, Pam Jackson, Craig Palmer.'h8924a223

A BOWEL cancer survivor is hosting a second charity night after raising £2,000 for awareness of the disease.

Craig Palmer, 41, of Grange View, Hemsworth, was diagnosed with a tumour seven months ago.

But after an operation to remove a small football-sized tumour and months of chemotherapy, he has had the all clear from doctors.

With the help of Pam Jackson, a colorectal clinical nurse specialist at Pinderfields Hospital, who helped him in his battle against the disease, he held a fundraising event earlier this month.

They raised £2,014 for Bowel Cancer Awareness and Mr Palmer is now hosting another event for Macmillan Cancer Support.

He said he wants to support the charity as he also lost his father to bowel cancer aged 42.

He said: “Macmillan is a charity that’s very close to my heart.

“They were absolutely fabulous in supporting me and getting me through my illness.

“This is just a big thanks to them from me for everything they do.”

Mr Palmer will take to the stage during his event in a performance with his duo band - the P45s.

The event, on Thursday, July 5, will include several other musicians, bingo, an auction and a raffle.

It runs from 7pm at the Shafton Working Men’s Club, on High Street, Shafton.

For more information or to donate a raffle prize at the charity event contact Mr Palmer on 07724265566.