A WOMAN has suffered the ‘traumatic’ experience of losing two of her sisters to cancer in the space of just a few weeks.
Wendy Moore had arranged a charity headshave after her sister Vicky died suddenly from pancreatic cancer in September.
Following the fundraising event on Friday, Wendy received a phone call to say another sister Rachel had died that day.
Rachel was first diagnosed with cancer aged 34 but was in remission following treatment.
But she later discovered a tumour on her wrist and cancer spread to other parts of her body.
She was 46 when she died.
Mum-of-one Wendy (47), of Skegby Road, Annesley Woodhouse, said: “My sister Vicky was diagnosed on 3rd September and she died on 15th September, so it was less than two weeks. She was only 50.
“She didn’t even know she was ill. She went to the doctors to say she had back pains. It turned out to be pancreatic cancer.
“My sister Rachel has been battling cancer for about nine years.
“When I got home from doing the headshave I got a phone call to say she had passed away.
“It has been a very traumatic time.”
Wendy, who has one other sister, Emma Davies (44), had her head shaved to raise money for the John Eastwood Hospice.
“It’s a bit cold for it at the moment, but it’s for a good cause,” Wendy said.
There was also a raffle at the event at Kirklands Care Home, in Kirkby, and more than £500 was raised for the charity.
Wendy would like to thank Deborah Green and Julie Harper for setting up the raffle. Morrisons and Ian Whites also donated prizes.
Rachel Schofield, of Kirkby, leaves two children and a granddaughter, Vicky Harton, of Annesley Woodhouse, was a mum of one and had one grandchild.
Anyone who would like to add to the fundraising effort can contact Kirklands Care Home in Kirkby, where Wendy works as a care assistant, on 01623 723936.