A BATTLE with bowel cancer has inspired a grandmother to raise money for charity.
Cake maker Lorraine Till is opening up her home in Old Bedhampton to host a two-day tea party over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
The 56-year-old is recovering from bowel cancer and will be raising money for Queen Alexandra’s Rocky Appeal and Cancer Research.
All the cakes are homemade by Lorraine and the rest of her family will be chipping in too. She said: ‘Back in May I was diagnosed with bowel cancer. I had my operation on June 26 – it was all so quick.
‘The hospital has been brilliant, it was so fast.
‘Because of that I don’t have to have chemotherapy. I’m very lucky.
‘Now I want to say thank you and raise awareness – it’s not something that is talked about.’
Lorraine lives at 20 Lower Road. Tea is from 11am to 5pm on August 30 and 31.