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We want to give Havens support
5:50am Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
A MARRIED couple who have received massive support from Fair Havens Hospice are holding a fundraiser for the charity.
Joanna Smyth, 52, from Leigh, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and for the second time when it reoccurred in 2008.
Joanna first started going to day care at Fair Havens, inWestcliff, for respite in August 2012.
She has also stayed in the hospice’s in-patient unit for additional care during her illness.
Joanna’s husband and main carer, Trevor gets the support he needs by regularly attending the carers support group at the hospice.
Trevor, 49, said: “The care provided by the hospice is just fantastic, not just for Joanna, but for me too.
“Joanna has been fighting cancer for a long time and Fair Havens continues to ease that pain.
“I think we would have both gone crazy without the hospice.
“We both wanted to give something back and thought this event would be the perfect opportunity.”
He is organising an all day music event on Saturday, October 12, called ‘Haven Full of Soul’.
It will take place at 3pm until 1am at the Greenhouse Restaurant in Eastwood Road North, Leigh.
He added: “It’s going to be great for families and soul fans alike, and more importantly we are going to be raising funds so the hospice can continue supporting so many people in the community.”
Joanna said: “The support I’ve received from the hospice has been amazing. At Fair Havens I am treated like a real person, not just another patient.”
Top soul DJs from across the country are taking part including Bill Griffin, Grumpy Brown and Grant Fisher. Entry is £10 or free for under 16s, with all proceeds donated to Fair Havens Hospice.
To find out more, call 01702 523817.
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