Nurse hands out open invitation to wedding ball
Published 31 Aug 2012 09:30 1 Comment
PROUD mum Lorna Skelly revealed she once feared she would never be able to have children.
The nurse, from Newtown St Boswells, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer just months before getting married.
But now, five years on, she has two sons with her husband Iain, Ryan, aged three, and Jamie, aged just five months.
And she wants to thank doctors who agreed to defer full treatment to give her a chance to realise her dream.
Lorna, aged 29, is hosting a wedding ball in aid of cancer charity The Eve Appeal at the Volunteer Hall in Galashiels on Saturday, October 6, from 7.30pm.
And she is inviting couples across the Borders - both men and women - to dust down their wedding dress, top hat and tails to celebrate the occasion.
It follows the success of the inaugural event which was attended by more than 100 guests and raised around £2500 for the charity last year.
Comedy vocalist Brenda Collins will return to headline the night which will include a variety of music, as well as a buffet, disco and a raffle. Tickets priced £20 are available to buy from Niki's Bar in Galashiels.
Lorna said: "I'm hoping to get a full house this year. Many of the people who attended last year are coming back and said they wouldn't miss it for the world.
"I've been overwhelmed by the response. We even had a lady who wore a wedding dress which was 30 years old."
She added: "I didn't know much about the charity until I was diagnosed and they really helped me through my illness so this is my way of saying thanks to them and raising awareness of ovarian cancer."
This article appeared in Border Telegraph 31 Aug 12
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Sep 3, 01:31
Fantastic night last year, this year sees even more with Brenda Collins, gangsters of groove party band, Selkirk pipe band and a disco, chck out the Facebook page www.facebook.com/galaeveappeal
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