Woman marks two years in remission from cancer by organising medieval-themed fundraising ball in Melton

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An Asfordby woman is marking two years in remission from cancer by organising a medieval-themed jester’s ball in aid of Cancer Research UK and the local air ambulance.

Sarah Hamblin (30) was diagnosed two years ago after finding a lump on her leg.

Doctors eventually told her it was a soft tissue sarcoma, with a danger the disease may have spread to her bones.

Radiotherapy treatment was successful but she then had to endure her mum battling cancer, which she also did successfully.

Sarah raised money to help find a cure for cancer by going teetotal throughout January as part of Cancer Research UK’s Dryathlon campaign.

And now she’s organised a jester’s ball in Melton, with proceeds going to Cancer Research UK and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

The ball will be held at the Market Tavern on Scalford Road on Friday, April 10, from 7.30pm. There will be live music, a buffet and licensed bar, raffle and entertainment which is set to include fire-breathers, a magician, mind reader, wandering minstrels and more.

Tickets are £15, including a medieval feast. They are available from Icon Music in King Street or by calling 07983 281838. Fancy dress for the ball is optional.