Teacher who lost ear to cancer, hosting fundraiser

Lauren lost her right ear due to skin cancer Credit: The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

A newly qualified teacher who lost her ear to skin cancer is holding a fundraising night for the hospital where she was treated.

Lauren McFerran, 22, has already raised more than £1,000 for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity through donations and ticket sales for the event on 14th January.

Now she hopes to collect even more money on the night through a raffle and auction for over 70 prizes.

Lauren, from New Brighton, had never used a sunbed and wasn’t a fan of sunbathing, when she was diagnosed with melanoma.

She first realised she had a problem when she went to have her ear pierced. Surgery followed and eventually her right ear was removed.

Staff at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust arranged her radiotherapy treatment around her university studies and Lauren qualified as a teacher earlier this year.

She took just 14 days off to recover from the operation to remove her ear and carry out skin grafts.

  • To buy tickets for the ball on 14th January at The Poulton Victoria Sports and Social Club, for £5 each, see TCT & CCC Charity Ball on Facebook