women set to celebrate 'transplant re-birthdays'
Burnham-On-Sea women will be celebrating their 're-birthdays'
today (Saturday, October 19th) following their Bone Marrow Transplants
during a day of fundraising.
Joanna Burridge-Clayton and Suzie Harris will be marking their
transplant 're-birthdays' while raising funds and awareness for
the charities and groups that have helped them during the event
at The Princess Theatre from 2.30pm.
Suzie is just over a year from her transplant for Lymphoma and
Joanna is just over two years from hers with Leukaemia.
want to celebrate still being here and share that with our family,
friends and others who have been with us on our journeys,"
Jo told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"We really appreciate how everyone is pulling together to
hopefully make these successful events happen - it's great that
different groups in the community are supporting us."
The event will be raising money for Anthony Nolan, Leukaemia
and Lymphoma Research and the Adult BMT Unit at Bristol Childrens
Hospital where the ladies were both treated.
Saturday's free afternoon event starts at 2.30pm and will feature
various choirs and local singers as well as cakes and a wide selection
of crafts and gifts to browse, plus a balloon modeller for children
of all ages. There will also be chance to find out about signing
up to be a bone marrow donor.
evening event, starting at 8pm (doors 7.30pm), will feature two
popular local bands on first is up and coming Six
Machine to be followed later by the ever-popular Ginger
Tickets for this event cost only £5 and are available now
from The Princess via the onloine box office or by calling 01278
784464, or you can pay on the door.
"We hope to see as many of our friends and people from our
community there as possible. If you are unable to attend but still
want to donate please visit our Just Giving sites."