Liz in Facebook battle against cancer

Liz getting set for her Facebook auction. SG210214-111TW
Liz getting set for her Facebook auction. SG210214-111TW
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A Spalding mum is doing her bit to find a cure for cancer – and help sufferers – by holding charity online auctions on Facebook.

Mother of two Liz Batterham (33) raised more than £500 for Cancer Research with her first auction in January and will hold a second for Macmillan Cancer Support on March 8.

Liz, from Carrington Road, says she lost her auntie Tina Bryan (50) to the disease last October and has also lost three family friends.

She said: “When my auntie died, I thought it was time to start giving back.”

Liz messaged businesses through Facebook asking them to donate items for her first auction – and about 30 responded together with 200 private donors.

This time she’s got 60 businesses on board and had around 500 private items donated.

Through her auctions, Liz has discovered there are many, many people whose lives have been touched by cancer – and says she thinks it is equally important to fund research and help for families.

She said: “I think about 90 per cent of the people who bought at the last auction had been affected by it.

“I know from personal experience how much support Macmillan gives to the families and also the importance of the work Cancer Research do in trying to find a cure. They both do such good work that I wanted to give something back to both of them.”

Liz aims to hold a total of four Facebook auctions this year.

Goods donated so far for the next auction include shabby chic furniture, wedding cakes, hampers and gym equipment.

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