Charity campaign for cousin

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A mum from Giltbrook has launched a fundraising campaign for Cancer Research UK after her cousin recently lost his battle to the disease.

Nicola Brown, 28, wants to raise as much as she can after her cousin died of throat cancer three weeks ago.

She has rounded up a group of family of friends and plans to do the Race for Life next year, and host several fundraising events between now and then.

The keen fundraiser has got her mum and two sisters on board, as well as three friends and her cousin’s mum and wife.

Nicola, who lives in Pitch Close, said: “Me and my mum have wanted to do something for Cancer Research for a long time since my great aunty died, and my cousin dying has really given us the push we need to get people together and do it.

“He was only 40 and I was particularly close to him. He was more like a brother to me.”

The group of ladies are asking local businesses if they will donate prizes for an auction and a raffle.

Nicola – who is considering a charity skydive – said they need to get their heads together to organise what else they can do.

She said they are about to begin strict fitness regimes to get them in shape for the Race for Life next summer.

Lee Brown was diagnosed with throat cancer 18 months ago. He lived in Giltbrook.

To donate prizes email Nicola at