Susan has now raised more than £2,500

Susan MacKellar with her daughter Jasmine, aged seven, and Captain Raggybeard at the Hirst Welfare Centre, Ashington.

Susan MacKellar with her daughter Jasmine, aged seven, and Captain Raggybeard at the Hirst Welfare Centre, Ashington.

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A WOMAN who saw her mum go through the trauma of cancer treatment raised almost £250 at a fundraising event in Ashington.

Susan MacKellar, of Woodhorn Drive in Stakeford, held a ‘Pirates and Princesses Day’ at the Hirst Welfare Centre, raising £241.70 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

The event included a treasure hunt, games and entertainment by Captain Raggybeard.

Susan, 37, said: “I would like to everyone who helped me on the day.

“I am having such a lovely time doing these events and it’s wonderful when people approach me and offer their services.

“This one was fantastic.

“Just seeing all the kids having such a lovely time and the adults as well, it was just such good fun.”

Susan began fundraising for Breakthrough in April last year after being inspired by her mum Velia Gagie.

Velia, 68, of Mowbray Terrace, Guide Post, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1989 after going to her GP to have a lump in her breast checked.

She was given a mastectomy and since receiving the all-clear she has held several fundraising events across the region with her daughter.

Susan, who has raised more than £2,500 for the charity so far, is holding a zumbathon at Ashington Leisure Centre on Friday, September 7.

Tickets are priced at £10 and are available from Loose Cannons Gym in Ashington.

She also has a ‘Back to the Movies’ night at Bedlington Social Club on Saturday, October 20, also for Breakthrough.

Tickets are £7 and available from the club.

For details call Susan on 07759 350630 or e-mail gothmammy@sky.com.