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Landlady Penny organises weekly charity quiz as breast cancer fight continues

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 16, 2014

Penny Walker

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SHE may be currently battling breast cancer, but a fearless Burton landlady has not let chemotherapy get in the way of organising a charity quiz.

The Mail reported on Penny Walker’s courageous battle with the illness in April, and though the gruelling treatment process is taking it out of her physically, she remains remarkably upbeat for someone in her situation.

The 54-year-old, of Field Lane, has stepped back from the running of The Devonshire Arms, in Station Street, and the Alfred Ale House, in Derby Street, though, as she puts it, is still ‘interfering in the background’.

She has prepared a quiz to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support to be held every Monday at The Devonshire Arms from June 23.

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Penny said: “I had my second dose of chemo on May 27.

“Initially my bloods were too low and then a cyst on my chest wall erupted. After a course of strong antibiotics, it had to be removed.

“Emotionally it is getting to me that I can’t plan anything, having to take each day at a time - if I can, I do, if I can’t, I rest.”

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