Llandudno Junction mum hosted Peaky Blinders night to raise money for cancer charity

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Annie Roberts

A CHARITY night organised by a mum with ovarian cancer and based on one of her favourite TV shows ‘Peaky Blinders’ has raised more than £1,000.

Edna Pomeroy, of Llandudno Junction, hosted the 1920’s Gangster and Molls charity night last month for Cancer Research UK.

The 53-year-old was first diagnosed with perineum cancer - a form of ovarian cancer in December 2015 – and recently discovered her cancer had returned, making her even more determined to reach keep fundraising.

The event took place at Maenan Abbey in Llanrwst on Friday, March 24 and has currently raised more than £1,000 for the cancer charity – with more still being counted.

Mrs Pomeroy said: “I had just come of out hospital with a diagnoses of the return of my cancer which has been a bit of a shock, but it was not going to stop me attending the event. David at the Maenan Abbey and his team went out of their way to help us.”

Edna in the centre with her husband Stephen on her right and the five Peaky Blinders re-enactors

The evening included an auction of promises with prizes donated from the likes of Zip World; Surf Snowdonia, Clogau Gold, and Tanners merchants. 

There was also a raffle and five Peaky Blinders re-enactors who joined the party to bring the era to life.

Mrs Pomeroy - who is a re-enactor of the Napoleonic Era alongside her husband Stephen, added: “What a fantastic evening we had.

"I thank everyone who came and made the evening such a success, Maenan Abbey Hotel, our wonderful Peaky Blinder boys and organist, Kieran Eastwood- Mulvaney who was an absolute star.”

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