Baker to hold cake sale to help ovarian cancer charity

Baker Jenny Downer will be using her skills to raise money for Target Ovarian Cancer

A baker from Canterbury will be using her skills to raise money for an ovarian cancer charity.

Jenny Downer, 23, will be selling her creations at a special event in aid of Target Ovarian Cancer in the city next weekend.

The former Chaucer schoolgirl, who lives in Thanington, decided to use her talents in support of the charity after learning that many women are unaware of the symptoms of the disease.

Jenny has a small home baking business, Just A Delight, which makes cakes, cupcakes, brownies and other sweet treats.

She said: “I can’t wait to hold my bake sale, as I am really passionate about raising awareness of ovarian cancer.

“It is so important that women know the symptoms and feel comfortable talking about it”

“The challenge is also chance to have fun and spread a very important message – knowing the symptoms of ovarian cancer can save lives.

“Money raised for Target Ovarian Cancer will help support women living with ovarian cancer, fund research into urgently needed new treatments, and help them to continue raising awareness of the disease.”

In the UK, 7,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 4,300 women lose their lives each year. As with all cancers, early detection and treatment is the key to survival.

However, only 3% of women in the UK are very confident of spotting a symptom of ovarian cancer, and almost a third of women face delays of six months or more in getting a correct diagnosis from first visiting their GP.

Jenny’s cake sale will take place at All Saints Church Hall, Military Road, Canterbury, from 11.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday, March 30.


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