Cancer treatment funds raised at pamper weekend

By Harriet Ernstsons Wednesday 10 July 2013 Updated: 10/07 16:09

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Buy photos » The event was organised to help Karen Foort (left) and others access cancer treatment not yet available in the UK. (s)

A GIRLY pamper weekend to raise money for revolutionary cancer treatment raised nearly £13,000.

Pamper Glamp saw more than 600 people spending the night at Blossom Farm in Ullenhall, with beauty treatments and entertainment on offer to help raise money for Karen Foort's treatment in Germany.

The pioneering dendritic cell therapy, which is not yet available in the UK, could cost up to £60,000 to help boost the 45-year-old's immune system enough to tackle the cancerous cells following her diagnosis with bowel cancer, which has now spread to her liver, stomach and ovaries.

The event also marked the launched of the Foort Foundation, a charity to help raise money for others in Karen's position.

She said: "It was a brilliant day and we'd like to thank everyone who came and made it a success.

"We were overwhelmed, we didn't really know how many people were coming and in our heads we wanted to raise £5,000 so we have almost trebled that.

"The foundation is now a registered charity so hopefully we can get a lot more companies on board and help more people. We are hoping to make the Pamper Glamp an annual event."

Fund-raising is set to continue with a sponsored cycle on August 4. Details of the route and sponsorship forms will be available on the Facebook page by searching 'Pamper Glamp'.

To donate or for more information, e-mail kfoort@aol.com or call 07831 447682.

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