‘Fantastic’ tribute to cancer fighter Glenys raises nearly £3,000

OVERWHELMED -- Glenys, with flowers and balloons, at the fun day.
OVERWHELMED -- Glenys, with flowers and balloons, at the fun day.

A fun event for charity, organised in tribute to a Ripley great-grandmother who has twice fought off cancer, was a remarkable success.

The coffee morning at the Nottingham Road home of 68-year-old Glenys Twigg was so popular that it turned into a coffee day.

A superb total of £2,982.15 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support, almost trebling the figure from last year’s inaugural event.

“We must have had 200 people come through the door,” said Glenys, who was overwhelmed by the support she received from family, friends and neighbours.

“It was absolutely fantastic, and I was so tearful because the money will help such a lot of people. Everyone was so generous.”

Glenys has battled through bowel cancer, skin cancer, debilitating bouts of chemotherapy, the removal of her spleen and the shock death of her brother over the last three years. But she has remained determined and defiant and has even continued to foster children with husband Ron.

“She is an amazing lady,” said friend Becky Hicking, 34, who helped to organise the event, which featured stalls, a yoga session, a treatment room, massages, waxing, a bouncy castle, face-fainting, tombola and raffle, as well as coffee, tea and cakes

Daughters Serena and Cheryl, sons Darren and James, five grandchildren and great-grandson Parker were all there to support. To top it all off, Glenys passed her latest cancer check-up at hospital.