Selsey pulls together for cancer fundraiser


A TOWN has come together to raise money for a cancer charity after a campaigner passed away from the disease.

Kerry Harvey, 24, from Bognor Regis died from pancreatic cancer in February.

The campaigner, described as ‘inspirational’, was the face of Pancreatic Cancer Action and worked from St Richard’s Hospital as a paramedic.

Selsey residents have 
raised more than £1,200, fundraising for the charity in her memory.

Lyn Halcomb worked at the Selsey Co-op with Matt Biggins, Kerry’s husband, and was instrumental in bringing the community together for fundraising events.

The week of fundraising included a quiz, a dressing-up day, a cake sale, events at the Co-op and a silent auction on a rabbit hutch donated by Trojan Timber.

“I think everyone really enjoyed themselves – we couldn’t believe how many people turned up at our quiz night – we were all really

shocked,” said Mrs Halcomb.

“It was a really good week and it was all for a fantastic charity.

“We would like to thank all the local businesses and all our customers that made 
our fundraising such a success for Pancreatic Cancer Action UK.”

Prizes and money for the event raffle and quiz night were donated by more than ten local businesses, including E2 Hair, Pet Pantry and Retro Sweets.