Jo gives Brierley Hill charity a £600 boost

Stourbridge News: Amanda Boffy, Carol Griffiths, Jill Martin, Paul Coley, Tom Steven, Margaret Steven, Dan Evans, Amy Cowx, Jo’s partner Lynn Edmunds, Jo’s mom Judith Ramsay, Jo Coley and Magic the dog Amanda Boffy, Carol Griffiths, Jill Martin, Paul Coley, Tom Steven, Margaret Steven, Dan Evans, Amy Cowx, Jo’s partner Lynn Edmunds, Jo’s mom Judith Ramsay, Jo Coley and Magic the dog

A BRIERLEY Hill-based charity got a £600 boost from a woman who survived cancer with their help.

The Paul Ackrill Fund was founded by Gill Ackrill in memory of her 24-year-old son Paul who died from bone cancer in 2001 and gives grants of up to £500 to support young cancer sufferers during their treatment.

Jo Coley, aged 27, from Cradley Heath, completed a sponsored seven-mile walk on December 1 to thank the charity for helping her through Hodgkins Lymphoma She said: "I went from going from working full-time to having to take a big drop in income - so to have that support behind me was amazing.

“I just wanted to give something back to say thank you. ”

The fund has given out more than £20k to cancer sufferers aged under 30 to help with basic expenses such as transport for treatment and car parking.

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