A 25-YEAR-OLD who took on the Government after surviving cervical cancer is organising an It’s a Knockout competition for a charity who supported her.
Kelly Bridgett, of Dunedin Crescent, Winshill, along with her sister Emma Hancox, is now looking for teams to take part in the fun day taking place at Barton Marina on September 22 and raise money for Macmillan.
The mother-of-two was diagnosed with cervical cancer after a routine smear test – the first she could have – earlier this year and chose to have a hysterectomy.
She was given the all-clear and set up a Facebook campaign group – Kelly’s Mission - to urge women to book their smear tests.
She also campaigned to have the smear test age reduced from 25 to 20-years and, despite her case being bought up by Burton MP Andrew Griffiths in Parliament where she was praised by Prime Minister, she was told that this is unlikely to happen.
Now she is concentrating on raising funds for Macmillan who was there for her and her family when she was going through her treatment.
Kelly and Emma are looking for teams of eight or 10 people to take part this would be an ideal opportunity for companies to enter and do some team building with their colleagues. There will also be a raffle, and children’s entertainment.
Places can be booked by phoning Kelly on 07974 967890 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Beverley Smith, Macmillan’s fund-raising Manager for Staffordshire, said: “Macmillan Cancer Support provides medical, emotional, financial and practical support to people affected by cancer. However, we’re currently only reaching one in three of those people and we want to reach everyone. 97 per cent of Macmillan’s income comes from voluntary sources.
“Please support by entering your team now and of course by bringing all your family and friends to what is going to be an amazing event.”