Cancer patient helped by sale

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A Matlock fund–raising event raised £500 towards pioneering cancer treatment.

A book sale was held at the County Hall organised by the Derbyshire county councillors’ secretarial team to raise money for Amanda Carty Cancer Trust.

The mum–of–two, of Chesterfield, was diagnosed with a rare form of inoperable brain cancer just over a year ago and her family set up the trust to raise awareness of her illness and raise the £200,000 needed to send the 46–year–old to America for treatment

Cllr Chris Jackson, vice chairman of the council, said: “I was very pleased to support this very worthy local cause and staff did a great job at helping to raise £500. The county council supports many organisations through the year in a formal way but small unofficial fundraising events like this can make just as important a difference.”

For more information visit www.amandacartycancertrust.com