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Cancer survivor journalist raises £1,000 in friend’s memory

A former journalist who survived cancer has raised more than £1,000 in memory of a friend who died from the illness.

Julie North, who used to work at the Hereford Times, has raised the cash for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of Anna Morgan.

Julie first met Anna after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma several years ago.

Her treatment was successful, but sadly Anna passed away from breast cancer aged 41.

Julie, right, with Anna

Julie, right, with Anna

In her memory, Julie undertook a sponsored walk along 14 miles of the Welsh coastline.

Julie, who now runs a bed and breakfast in Hay-on-Wye, on the border of Wales and England, told the Times she had completed the challenge in Anna’s “spirit and memory”.

She added: “Macmillan is an amazing charity that has helped many people in different ways who are suffering with or have suffered with cancer.

“And I’ve been amazed at people’s generosity. My target of £750 was smashed within 48 hours and more than £1,000 in sponsorship has now been pledged.”