Lincoln midwife raises £4k for cancer support despite devastating diagnosis

A midwife at Lincoln County Hospital’s maternity unit has raised nearly £4,000 for a breast cancer support charity – despite receiving the news that her own cancer has returned.

Carron Smith, 54, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2013 after having her first ever mammogram.

She had surgery to remove the tumour and underwent a course of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and breast cancer drug Herceptin.

In the two years since the original diagnosis, Carron’s family and close friends have completed a number of fundraising adventures, to raise money for Cancer Research and other cancer charities.

She even bared all for a special charity calendar photo shoot along with other brave local ladies affected by cancer.

Carron has been taking part in a host of events and brave fundraisers in aid of cancer support.

Carron has been taking part in a host of events and brave fundraisers in aid of cancer support.

Two weeks before taking part in the Cancer Research Race for Life in Stamford, Carron was recalled after her annual mammogram in April found a suspicious area, which was subsequently diagnosed as recurrent breast cancer.

However, this news did not stop her from running through the mud and the rain with 13 other family members and friends under the banner of Carron’s Cancer Warriors at the event on May 31.

Carron's Cancer Fighters at the Race for Life event in Stamford on May 31

Carron’s Cancer Fighters at the Race for Life event in Stamford on May 31

So far, a total of £3,760.43 has been raised for breast cancer support through all of Carron’s fundraising exploits.

Carron, who lives in Welton and also runs the 2nd Girl Guide unit in the village, said: “People have been so generous. Cancer charities have become very close to our hearts.

“My eldest daughter is taking part in a Pretty Mudder Race for Life in Peterborough in a few weeks and my guide unit are taking part in the Walk in the Park in Welton next month to fundraise for Cancer Research, St Barnabas and the air ambulance.”

Carron is now preparing for a mastectomy in two weeks.

Anyone who would like to donate can do so online on Carron’s Cancer Warriors’ JustGiving page.