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Carlisle woman’s mission to raise money for cervical cancer charity

Angelique Sansome

A Carlisle businesswoman is aiming to raise hundreds of pounds for the UK’s leading cervical cancer charity.

Angelique Sansome has organised a fundraising night for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust which raises awareness about the disease and offers support to thousands of women every year.

The event at The Shepherds in Rosehill is being supported by a string of local businesses who will have stalls and offers on the night. They include: Treasured; Clarins; Scentsy; the Gin Shop; Peter Barlow; Arbonne; Tropics and Betsyville.

Guests will receive free canopies and a glass of Prosecco and will have time to peruse the 12 pop up shops before the disco and entertainment starts.

Angelique hopes the night will raise a lot of money for the charity and has also given the Trust free promotion space in her magazine, Real Deal Me, which she recently launched in Carlisle.

She said: “It might seem like a crazy time to be organising a big charity event when I am just launching my new business and trying to distribute 10,0000 copies around the city, but when I heard about the charity’s work I knew that I could do something to help.

“I was at home working on the magazine when I heard a moving interview with a mother who had lost her daughter to cervical cancer and she spoke about how the charity had helped her family.

“Somebody close to me had cervical cancer so it really hit home. It has been a massive amount of work, but I believe that it’s important in business to use your skills to give something back”

“I’ve had a lot of help from people including Carlisle Ambassadors and Kelly Cromie, charity co-ordinator at Tesco where I have had a stall to raise awareness about Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust,” she added.

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust was the concept of London businessman, James Maxwell in memory of his wife, Jo who died from cervical cancer at the age of 40 in 1999. Following her diagnosis in 1995, the couple had difficulty finding good information about every aspect of cervical cancer. The Trust was established to give easy access to the best information and medical advice as well as ensuring that women affected by cervical cancer would have the opportunity to communicate with others facing similar challenges.

The ladies-only fundraising night for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust takes place on September 6th at The Shepherds, Rosehill, Carlisle. It runs from 7.15pm to midnight. Tickets are £20 and available from Currock Post Office or by emailing Angelique on [email protected] or 07795680075

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