Patchwork for charity

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A WOMAN whose husband lost his eyesight permanently in the space of a week because of cancer has raised £752 with a raffle for Myeloma UK.

Hazel Castledine, from Fritchley, held a coffee morning and trade fair at Pentrich Village Hall in November where there was a raffle, which was finally drawn on Valentine’s Day.

Her husband Andrew, 59, who had 20/20 vision, lost his sight as a result of myeloma, which is a cancer that develops and grows in the bone marrow.

Hazel also raised £150 for Myeloma UK by selling nightwear. She currently runs two patchwork and quilting craft groups. Hazel, who says she has a “passion for patchwork” hopes to involve the groups in more fundraising.