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Spalding woman is slimed to help raise £50,000 for her mum's cancer treatment




A Spalding woman who is helping to raise £50,000 to help fund her mother’s lifesaving cancer treatment was slimed over the weekend.

Leanne Stannard (31) and her sister Emma Stannard have launched a fundraising campaign to fund the treatment of Suzy Hinds (57), who lived in Spalding until 10 years ago when she moved over to America to be with her husband Jerry.

Suzy, who used to work at what is now Greenyard Fresh, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 cervical cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.

Leanne Stannard of Spalding was slimed as part of a campaign to raise £50k to fund her mum's cancer treatment (45380245)
Leanne Stannard of Spalding was slimed as part of a campaign to raise £50k to fund her mum's cancer treatment (45380245)

So far the sisters have raised more than £2,416 towards the costs of treatment which was boosted on Saturday when Leanne had four buckets of green slime poured over her head by best friend Sean McBarron (23).

Leanne, who has had to wash her hair three times to remove the slime, said: “I wanted to be covered in slime as a kid and never got to do it. So I thought what better time to do it than at 31 to raise money for mum’s cancer treatment.

“Lighting the dark road ahead with fun fundraising efforts will raise my mum’s spirits and that’s exactly what me and my sister intend to do whilst also raising awareness for cervical cancer.

Leanne Stannard of Spalding was slimed as part of a campaign to raise £50k to fund her mum's cancer treatment (45380243)
Leanne Stannard of Spalding was slimed as part of a campaign to raise £50k to fund her mum's cancer treatment (45380243)

“Any donations over our target reach will go to other gofundme families in similar situations as well as cancer charities, should we raise more than our target.”

Suzy went to the doctors in December after experiencing some pain and abnormal cells were discovered by doctors after undergoing a number of tests. She was diagnosed with Stage 2-3 cancer. Later scans discovered that unfortunately the cancer had spread to her pelvis, lymphnodes and bones.

The family then received the devastating news that Suzy had stage 4 cancer but doctors are hopeful and have compiled a treatment plan.

Leanne and her sister Emma are undertaking a number of fundraising challenges to support Suzy.

Emma will be having her head shaved in the middle of Exeter to raise money and is £84 shy of the £2,500 target. While Leanne will be having a tattoo of the cervical cancer logo on her head, which will also be partly shaved.

The family are also raising awareness of the importance of attending routine cervical screening appointments.

Leanne said: “My plea is if any woman has been putting it off due to the safety worries please don’t, please go for your check-up as it is so important.”

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