A BIG-hearted woman from Chelmsley Wood – who lives with several disabilities – is hoping to raise as much money as possible for her favourite charity.
Nicola Jukes, who has autism, epilepsy and osteoporosis, has been busy collecting money for the Marie Keating Foundation. She has saved almost £550 of her own money and this week she held a charity garden sale.
Unfortunately, heavy showers kept the bargain hunters away, but 36-year-old Nicola remains undaunted and will be organising a similar event in July.
Pamela, Nicola’s mum, said that her daughter had a very giving nature and explained why she was supporting the Irish cancer charity.
“It’s named after Ronan Keating’s mum – who died from cancer in the 1990s,” she said. “Nicola is a massive Boyzone fan and that’s why she decided to support this good cause.
“She has a number of difficulties which means that she couldn’t do all of this on her own, but she does all she can and is hoping to raise as much money as possible.
“She puts a bit of money aside every week and she decided to hold the garden sale to boost the amount. Unfortunately the bad weather made things difficult, but we’ll be holding another one once the weather gets warmer.”
The family will be holding a sale later this year
* To find out more about the Marie Keating Foundation go to www.mariekeating.ie