Fund-raising charity ball

Nicola Dixon, who is having a charity black and white ball at Mytholmroyd Community Centre to celebrate her 30th birthday
Nicola Dixon, who is having a charity black and white ball at Mytholmroyd Community Centre to celebrate her 30th birthday

FUND-raising Nicola Dixon is going to have a ball for her 30th birthday.

The nursery nurse, of Luddenden Foot, has organised a black and white ball for her friends and family - to raise cash for Overgate Hospice, Elland, the West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust and Clic Sargent.

She chose the cancer charities after losing her father, Steve Dixon, 53, five years ago and six months later her aunt, June Edkins, 57, both to cancer.

Miss Dixon, who lives at Hillside Avenue, has organised a black and white ball for her friends and family on her birthday, Saturday April 9, with a fund-raising raffle and auction.

She said: ”Cancer has affected my family in many ways, which is why Overgate Hospice is one of my charities.

“Although my father didn’t stay there they were great support at the end of the phone for the district nurses who were caring for my father and they were great support to my family when my aunty spent her final few days there.

“I want to give back to Overgate to say thank you for all what they did and also to raise the money they deserve to help more and more patients and families, “she said.

“I have worked with children since leaving school and find every moment so rewarding To hear that some children suffer so young pulls at my heart strings and I’ve read about the work Clic Sargent do and funds that they need, and The Forget Me Not Trust so want to boost their funds to give them more support.”

Anyone who wants to donate raffle or auction prizes can email Miss Dixon on njmdixon@btinternet.com.

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