Della wants your donations


A MUM who has survived cancer twice and arranged countless amounts of fundraising activities is appealing for donations for her latest charity ball.

Della Lamden, 49, from Hazlegrove Gardens, Haywards Heath, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2005, undergoing gruelling chemotherapy to shrink the tumour so doctors could operate before having a hysterectomy.

Two years later she found that the cancer had spread to her left lung. Given six to 18 months to live without treatment Della, who has miraculously beat all the odds, made a full recovery.

Ever since then she has pledged to raise money for a new cancer support and information centre that is being built for patients and carers in Sussex.

Della said: “It is going to change the way we survive with this disease in the future. Please help in any way you can by donating an item or buying a ticket.”

In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, the Splash of Green Charity Ball evening will feature live music from The Blunter Brothers, an auction with Scott Charlton, a tombola and a mountain of cupcakes.

Della said: “People have been very generous with their donations of raffle and tombola prizes, but we still need more items.

“We at the Splash of Green Fundraising Group, on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support, do not care what the value of a donation is, so long as it is new, so I’d like to put a call out and kindly ask for gift vouchers or items that can be raffled off.”

Most of the tickets for the ball have been sold but there are some left.

The closing date for donations is March 14. Last year the ball raised more than £20,000.

Della thanks Chain Battam’s, Jack Palmer, Faye Denyer, Joanne from Elegant Stationery, Lizzy from Scrumdiddlyyum for the Cupcake Mountain, Becky from Bo-K, Rushfields Plant Centre for sponsoring us. Adrian from Rushfields, and her right- hand ‘man’ Tracey Whalley.

For more information visit: take place on March 31, 2012 at Grand Hotel in Brighton.