by MARY MAGEE
sisters who lost their mother to cancer and whose brother has
just been diagnosed with the same illness are to raise money for
a cancer charity by climbing the largest mountain in the British
Joanne Moore (31), a mother of two from the
Antrim Road, and Nadine Donaghy (26) from Coleraine will be
climbing Ben Nevis next month to raise money for the Ulster
Cancer Foundation. They hope to raise around �1000 and have
already organised a fundraising event on September 19 in Lisburn
though the venue has still to be decided as yet, a quiz in
Coleraine and are also selling quiz sheets around Lisburn.
Their mother Eunice Anderson died seven years
ago of ovarian cancer when she was just 49. She had survived the
condition for five years and during that time the family got
comfort and support from the Ulster Cancer Foundation.
brother Glen Anderson (35), who now lives in England, has just
recently been diagnosed with oral cancer.
The fundraising event on September 19 will
include a fire dancing event, fire poise by Clare Palmer
(beautifully choreographed outdoor fire shows and stunning
indoor UV flag shows) and stand up comedian Bob Mcllveen, singer
Brian Mullan and a singing contest. There are also expected to
be two bands which have yet to be decided.
Joanne, is now training up to two hours daily
after only deciding in July to take part in the trek.
"When my mother was really ill the Ulster
Cancer Foundation helped us in so many ways. They were there for
us as a family and we felt that the support they gave us was so
good we wanted to give something back in return," she explained.
"The Ulster Cancer Founation helps people who
are in Northern Ireland and there are so many families who are
affected in some way by cancer.' Anyone who wants to help can
also log onto the website
www.ukoutdoorpursuits.co.uk/donate then type in Joanne or
nadine and reference number is 4961 /bn08
All those who have supported the venture
include Lisburn Baguets, Cafe Square Bistro, Woodsides,
Halfpenny Square Garden Centre, Hughes Insurance Company, Moores
of Coleraine, Cloud 9 Beauty Salon, Charles Restaurant, and
Perfection Beauty Salon. For more information ring Joanne Moore