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Dirty dancing raises charity cash at Haverhill Cineworld

Steven and Clair Giles on their wedding day in 2007

Steven and Clair Giles on their wedding day in 2007

A special film night to benefit research into pancreatic cancer which led to the death of a Haverhill man has raised £1,202.97.

Clair Giles, 39, of North Avenue, lost her husband Steven, known as Blue, to family and friends, to the disease in 2010, aged 42.

She asked the town’s Cineworld for a charity screening of Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze, who succombed to the disease in 2009.

The cinema agreed to screen the film and give 100 per cent of the ticket sales to the Cambridge Pancreatic Cancer Centre and staff Margaret Burridge and Ben McConnell had their heads shaved for sponsorship.

“I cannot thank the staff of Cineworld enough and the people who came along to support me, “ said Clair who had her hair dyed purple as it is the cancer charity’s colour.

 

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