A MOTHER in Hale who lost her daughter to cancer has raised more than £1,600 for Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity.

Maureen Phillips' daughter, Paula was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. The cancer spread and developed into secondary breast cancer and Paula passed away in 2005, aged just 38.

Since 2014 Maureen, aged 79 and her husband David, with the help of their children and their 14 grandchildren, have been holding annual pink parties in church halls and in their garden.

This year, the family held one at their house selling cakes, cream teas, handmade cards and jam to raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s vital research and raised over £1,600 - the family have now raised a total of over £29,000 for the charity.

Maureen Phillips said: “We’ve had some super times over the years holding wear it pink parties. We so enjoy hosting the events, and everyone loves coming each year, dressing up in pink and having fun, whilst raising money for an important cause that is very close to the hearts of our family and friends.

“Anyone can take part in wear it pink and taking part is an easy way to raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s research. I hope my fellow Altrincham residents will join me and hold a wear it pink party next year.”

It is the 16th year of the wear it pink day. Thousands of people across the UK dig out their pink glad rags and fundraise to help Breast Cancer Now achieve its mission that by 2050 everybody who develops the disease will live.

To find out more about wear it pink visit wearitpink.org