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Aylesbury school raise awareness of ovarian cancer

The Grange School are holding a charity day today, organised by receptionist diagnosed with the cancer.

Published by Mix96 News at 6:45am 7th February 2020. 2-minute read.

Aylesbury school raise awareness of ovarian cancer

The Grange School in Aylesbury are holding an all day event to raise awareness of ovarian cancer.

Madeline Hayers who has organised the event was the school receptionist for over three decades but now works in learning support team.

Madeline was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in 2018 and wanted to raise awareness after she was misdiagnosed and it took a trip to A&E before she was given the news:

"I wanted women in the are to start to recognise the symptoms of this disease and nag their GP to get tested for things because very often you visit a GP plus A&E departments three or four times before they actually start to test you for it."

We first spoke to Madeline in October last year: After 30-years Aylesbury school receptionist stepping down

Activities today include a mufti day, cake sale, staff football match and a cycle challenge over the weekend. There will also be an awareness board in the school reception with information available for all students on ovarian cancer.

Tickets have been on sale all week for the raffle with businesses in the area offering some great prizes.

Students have also been taking part in a competition to design posters about the event which local businesses have been displaying throughout the week.

The event is only running for students at the school day but, you can still donate and help Madeline with her fundraising via her JustGiving page.

 

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