Sally’s £3,000 gift to life-saving unit

Charity Disco organisers Sally and Pete Warrick and Nicki Rimner.
Charity Disco organisers Sally and Pete Warrick and Nicki Rimner.
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A MUM-of-three is standing up to her second battle with cancer by giving something back to one of the services which has helped her.

Sally Warrick (39) discovered in January that she has breast cancer after a routine scan.

On Saturday she held a disco which raised more than £3,700 for breast cancer screening unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, which helped save her life.

Sally, was only 17 when she faced her first battle with cancer after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease, a cancer of the lymph nodes.

The year-long treatment for the disease left her at high risk of developing breast cancer and she has undergone annual scans.

But following the birth of her youngest child almost two years ago, Sally, of Long Sutton, missed a scan because she was breastfeeding.

When she was called up for a check at the end of last year, she was shocked to discover her worst nightmare had come true.

In March she had a double masectomy operation and faces further surgery in her battle to beat the disease.

She said: “Being told you have cancer is always a shock, even though I knew I was at high risk.

“But the screening unit is brilliant and I wanted to give something back which will help other women by finding cancer early so it is more treatable.

“I was amazed by the support the party received, from local businesses who donated raffle prizes and the people who came along.

“We had almost 240 people come along who had heard about the party mainly through word of mouth.

“I had so many people come up to me on the night to say they themselves had been affected by cancer or knew someone who had.

“I’ve still got a way to go 
but I am hopeful for the future.

“My daughter is too young to understand so every day she gives me a reason to get up and go on.

“Even on the days I’m not feeling good life goes on.”