Beach party will help to boost Vickie's Race for Life

Vickie Mealey with her daughter Chelsea

Vickie Mealey with her daughter Chelsea

First published in News

BREAST cancer survivor Vickie Mealey is inviting her regulars to a beach party to support her entry in this year’s Race for Life.

Vickie, 52, is the new landlady of Ye Olde No 3 pub in Lymm Road, Little Bollington.

She and her husband David took over as licensees in March, and Vickie and her daughter Chelsea, 14, are aiming to raise £1,000 for cancer charities in a Race for Life at Sefton Park.

Vickie was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2012, and underwent major surgery in May of that year and subsequently in April 2013.

She and her daughter took part in last year’s Race for Life only six weeks after Vickie had come out of hospital, and raised more than £200 for breast cancer charities.

Vickie was treated for the cancer at the Linda McCartney Centre at the Royal Liverpool Hospital, and has been given the all-clear.

“I entered the Race for Life last year to give something back,” said Vickie.

“The centre was absolutely fantastic, and without them I would not be here today.”

Vickie and Chelsea were joined in last year’s event at Sefton Park at Liverpool by her son Nick’s fiancée Alice Phippen.

To help her reach her £1,000 target Vickie is holding a beach party at the pub on Bank Holiday Monday, May 26, which starts at 2pm.

There will be a prize for the best Hawaiian shirt, a sandcastle competition and pony rides.

The party is followed on May 31 by a charity car boot sale at the pub car park to boost funds.

Cars can arrive from 7.30am, the public will be able to buy from 9am, and car boots are £5 per car.

The events are among a number of fundraisers Vickie is planning at the pub, including a bikini car wash due to take place in June. If anyone would like to sponsor Vickie and Chelsea visit the justgiving website and type in Vickie Mealey.

Vickie and David were previously in charge at The Frog in Chester.

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