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Tea and cakes make grand combination

Over £1,000 has been raised for Hertfordshire’s Breast Unit Appeal by a funeral arranger who is also a patient.

Maria Henry, a principal funeral arranger at The Co-operative Funeralcare in Enfield, held a ‘tea and cake’ day at her home, where more than 80 friends and colleagues and their families joined her to sip tea and sample a variety of homemade cakes.

There was also a raffle with prizes including a Kindle, Clarins beauty products, a Royal Doulton glass bowl, chocolates, Champagne and bracelets – all donated by local businesses.

“To raise so much for the appeal is wonderful and I’m so very grateful for the support of my colleagues, my ‘special ladies’ from the Breast Unit and my family and friends,” said Maria. “The staff do an amazing job every day and I felt I had to do something to express my gratitude to them. I hope this helps to raise awareness of their work and supports patients in the future.”

The appeal is to buy and maintain state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, including a mammography suite, counselling rooms, a specialist breast cancer team and an information and support area for patients and their families.

Pictured above: Maria (in pink and white with her guests)

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