£2,000 raised for life-saving cancer treatment
Specsavers opticians in Idle has raised £2,236 for local mum Sally Major, to help pay for potentially life-saving cancer treatment.
Specsavers opticians raised the money after holding an all-day fundraiser in store, which included a raffle, tombola – with prizes donated from local businesses - and a bake sale for the public to enjoy.
The money raised from the fundraiser, which took place on Saturday 11 February, will help to pay for Sally to undergo further treatment in Germany.
Sally was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in 2015, after being misdiagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome for many years. Having already undergone emergency surgery and chemotherapy, Sally now needs advanced immunotherapies – a cancer treatment designed to boosts the body’s natural defences.
The treatment she requires costs thousands of pounds and is not currently available in the UK.
Bhrat Phakey, store director at Specsavers Idle, said: ‘We’re amazed at the public’s generosity and kindness. We wanted to raise as much as we could for Sally, and we’re so proud of our customers for raising such a brilliant amount.
‘Every penny of the money raised will be going towards paying for Sally’s treatment, and we wish her the very best.’