Cancer survivor honours promise and raises
vital funds for charity
Deborah Whan, who organised the Breakthrough
Breast Cancer charity Ball.
AFTER five years of tireless fundraising a
Lisburn woman who battled breast cancer has raised almost
�30,000 for charity.
When mother of two Deborah Whan was given the
all clear in 2003 she pledged that if her health allowed it she
would take up the challenge to fight breast cancer and raise
awareness for five years for Breakthrough Breast Cancer -a
charity committed to fighting breast cancer through research.
The charity aims to fight the disease by
raising vital funds to help find the causes of breast cancer
which at present will affect 1 in 9 women at some point in their
A woman of her word Deborah kept that promise
and five years later has raised the impressive sum for a charity
so close to her heart.
Deborah, who recently hosted a gala ball to
mark the end of her fundraisng activities, said she was proud of
everything she has achieved.
She said: "It has been a pleasure to
fundraise for Breakthrough Cancer Charity. Over the years the
events I have arranged have been strongly supported and it
hasn't been hard at all persuading people to help us out.
The charity ball at Larchfield Estate raised
over �10,500 and that is brilliant.
This was my last event. I always said, if I
was healthy, I would try to fundraise for five years so I am
very happy." ,