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Fundraiser gig to be held for Carlisle mum battling cancer

PC Debbie Hall

[A] night of local music will be held to raise funds for a Carlisle mum who is battling terminal cancer.

On the 21st June a gig will be held at the Old Fire Station in Carlisle to raise funds for specialist treatment.

PC Debbie Hall was diagnosed with bone and liver cancer in 2015 and told that it was terminal. In her search for treatment Debbie found potential life-saving treatment in immunotherapy. The nearest centre for this is in Germany.

Her colleague, Sergeant Chris Blain, set up an internet fundraising page to raise funds for the cost of treatment, travel and subsequent follow-up appointments. More than £33,000 has been raised towards the £75,000 target so far.

The fundraiser will see local bands and musicians perform including Damo, The Postcard Band and Redfish.

Tickets are priced at £10 and are available here:

To directly donate to the fundraising page please visit:

Chief Inspector Rod Mackay said: “The public response to the fundraising page has been amazing and it is really pleasing that people that may not even know Debbie have donated what they can to help her.

“Debbie is an incredibly selfless individual who despite her own battles with cancer has raised thousands of pounds for cancer charities. It is now our turn to help her.

“June’s gig will be a great evening of live music which I am sure will go some way to helping fund potentially life-saving treatment.

“Unfortunately there are not many people who have not lost a loved one due to cancer and that is why supporting causes such as Debbie’s is very important. The event is open to all and I look forward to what will be a tremendous night.”

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