Fund-raiser told she is in remission

From left: receptionist Tom Leahy,  Jeanette McKnight, Gary Starling, Sarah Ziemer, Jane Bottomley, Paul Bottomley, Jane's sister Janet Myhowycz, Aileen Robertson and Susan Walker

From left: receptionist Tom Leahy, Jeanette McKnight, Gary Starling, Sarah Ziemer, Jane Bottomley, Paul Bottomley, Jane's sister Janet Myhowycz, Aileen Robertson and Susan Walker

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A woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer earlier this year - and has since raised thousands of pounds for charity - has been told her cancer is in remission.

Jane Bottomley, 44, was diagnosed in March this year and, together with her husband Paul, 45, and family and friends, has raised £5,000 for the Macmillan Unit at Calderdale Royal Hospital, where she received treatment.

Paul said: “It’s been the hardest nine months of our lives but to hear the news that it’s gone into remission has been absolutely brilliant. It’s like starting a new life.”

The couple will celebrate with a party tonight - which will also raise more cash for the unit.

They thanked people who had helped them so far in their fund-raising quest, including Beechwood tenants’ and residents’ association, Sue and John Merry and Sanjay Patel.

Paul said: “The Macmillan Unit staff have absolutely looked after my wife. They don’t treat you like a patients, they treat you like one of the family. You get one-to-one care and can talk to them any time you want.

“We’ll continue to fund-raise for them.”