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Ghost hunter gives back following wife’s illness

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 14, 2014

Ian and Gail Griffiths

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A PARANORMAL night has raised hundreds of pounds for the cancer unit at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital.

Ian Griffiths, a psychic medium and paranormal investigator from Swadlincote, wanted to give something back after his wife battled breast cancer.

The night quickly sold out and raised £860.

Ian said: “In April 2013 my wife Gail felt a lump in her breast. After all the tests she was diagnosed with breast cancer. I felt like the floor had opened that day – life changes with news like that.”

After more tests and months of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and an operation to remove the lump Gail received the all-clear from the hospital after a year of treatment.

Ian said: “When we visited the unit for Gail’s treatments the nurses were so welcoming and very supportive to us and others using the unit.

“They work so hard and you could ring them at any time and they would be there for you.

“They were always happy, in a good mood and could answer any questions, no matter how silly.”

When Gail’s treatment had finished Ian wanted to give something back to the unit and decided to raise some money .

He said: “To raise money for the unit I thought of having a clairvoyance evening at Swadlincote Town Hall.

“I had connections with psychic medium Marion Goodfellow from ITV’s Haunted Homes and Living TV’s Most Haunted through Facebook and asked if she would be a guest at the event. After hearing what the event was for she said ‘yes’.”

Ian also approached psychic medium Andrew Dee .

He said: “I had my team for the event which was held on March 1, with myself, Marion and Andrew doing the clairvoyance and our children helping with the drinks.”

The event was a sell out with more than 80 tickets sold, raising £860 for the unit.

Ian added: “We were so pleased with the results from the event – we had a good feedback.”

Some of the money will be spent on laptops and other items for the unit.

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