A cancer patient from Yardley Gobion is following in her father’s footsteps to raise cash for the fight against the disease.
Lindsey Carman, 48, is organising the Big Wig Ball to raise funds towards the £80,000 refurbishment of the chemotherapy suite at Northampton General Hospital and Cancer Research UK. Her father, Peter Dickins, raised £16,000 to open the suite in 1999, just a year before he died of bowel cancer, aged 66.
Mrs Carman was diagnosed with metastatic cancer in January last year, meaning the disease had already spread to other parts of her body.
Mrs Carman said: “Bad things happen but there are lots of good things that come out of it. I am raising awareness for families and the effect cancer has on members of the family.”
Mrs Carman is an intensive care nurse at Northampton General. The ball will be held at Manor Farm on May 10. Wigs will be compulsory for guests who will enjoy live music, dinner, a raflle and silent auction. Mrs Carman hopes the event will raise £20,000 to be split between the two cancer charities. Tickets from Tamsin May on 07973 101523.