Rugby woman well on way to £10,000 cancer target

Getting ready for their fundraiser, to support Breakthrough cancer care, are some of the members from the Military Fitness Circuit group, at Winfield Rec.

Getting ready for their fundraiser, to support Breakthrough cancer care, are some of the members from the Military Fitness Circuit group, at Winfield Rec.

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Tracie Mills is determined not to let something like cancer get in the way of her £10,000 fundraising target to help others.

She has raised £8,426 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer in five months and would like to thank everyone who has supported her and the appeal.

Tracie, of Lytham Road, said: “We have just tipped the £6,000 mark.

“The kindness of the people of Rugby really is overwhelming.”

One of the latest fundraisers was a Military Fitness session involving nearly 30 women, raising £230. It was organised by Joanne Childs and took place at Winfield Rec in Rugby. Tracie saidpProprietor Gav Daniels “gave 100 per cent to my charity, charging £5 instead of the normal £3 for people to take part, have fun and raise money for a brilliant cause”.

She added: “Together, we definitely can do it and I can smash my target of £10,000 by the end of this unlucky year.

“Breakthrough is going to be able to end the uncertainties that make breast cancer so frightening so that every woman knows for certain that she should be here, with the people she loves, for years to come.”

But the cancer treatment is taking its toll on brave Tracie.

She said: “Chemo is hard and takes control of not only your life, but everyone’s around you. It affects everybody differently – unfortunately I am one of the unlucky ones.

“After chemo I am housebound for around ten days and then things start to pick up slightly and I’m able to manage a bit more. As soon as I start to feel better they ‘blast’ you again.”

The treatment gives Tracie an 80 per cent chance of the cancer not returning to her breast. “There is no guarantee of it not returning anywhere else,” she said.

But Tracie’s friends, family and fundraising for Breakthrough Breast Cancer keep her going.

Tracie thanks all who have supported the appeal so far.