Proud mum’s fundraising thank-you

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A MUM whose son almost died from leukaemia is organising a fun family fundraising event in Sheffield this weekend for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Annette Hinchcliffe, aged 48, from Wybourn, is staging the event at Manor Lodge on Manor Lane on Saturday to raise money for the charity which supported son Andrew Dagnall when he was in hospital.

She aims to donate half the money raised to the charity, and the other half to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

The event runs from 11am to 3.30pm. Attractions will include a bouncy castle, a tombola, a cake stall and a car boot sale.

Andrew, now 26, was rushed into hospital at the beginning of December last year after blood tests showed signs of leukaemia. Further tests showed he had acute promyelocytic leukaemia.

He was admitted to the critical care unit later that month, and two days before New Year’s Eve doctors gave him 48 hours to live.

Luckily he pulled through, although he doesn’t remember any of his time in the critical care unit.

Annette said: “My son went into hospital nearly dying and came out alive. I just want to give something back.”