Events in memory of cancer mum Sharon Dyer

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A FUND-RAISING family event is being held in memory of cancer victim Sharon Dyer.

Brave Sharon, of Ford Estate, lost her five-year battle with the disease in 2009, aged 40.

Her struggle touched the hearts of Wearsiders and Echo readers raised £14,000 to fund the life-prolonging drug Lapatinib.

Incredible fund-raising efforts have continued ever since her death.

Tomorrow sees another, in aid of Sunderland Royal Hospital’s chemotherapy day unit, where Sharon received treatment.

Sharon’s cousin Natalie Young, from Monkwearmouth, has organised a host of entertainment and activities at the Quayside Exchange, High Street East.

From 5.30pm to 7.30pm, a family roadshow will give children the chance to meet Disney princesses, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, alongside stalls and refreshments,

A Mardi Gras Champagne party runs from 8pm until late, featuring North East act RB Narand, as well as a burlesque dancer and drag queens.

“I’ve done events every year to raise money and keep Sharon’s memory alive” said Natalie.

Tickets can be bought on the door, at £3 for the family roadshow, and £10 for the Mardi Gras Champagne party.