Hatfield breast cancer survivor launches competition

PUBLISHED: 06:00 12 October 2013

Owners Lorraine Pearce & Debbie Firkins with the sweet tree

Owners Lorraine Pearce & Debbie Firkins with the sweet tree


A Hatfield mother who has recovered from aggressive breast cancer is raising awareness of the disease with an innovative competition.

Lorraine Pearce, 47, who was a driving instructor before her diagnosis seven years ago, launched her new business, Candy Creations Hertfordshire, in March.

With her sister and business partner Debbie Firkins, who lives in Potters Bar, she provides decorative sweet trees to entertain guests at weddings, Christenings and parties.

To mark October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she has created a special decorative tree with pink and white sweets.

Lorraine, who lives with her husband and four children in Home Road, told the WHT: “We will give a smaller sweet tree to whoever can guess how many pink sweets there are on the tree, or gets closest.

“My cancer was quite aggressive, and I had to have surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.

“Seven years later, I am in remission, and my new business is going really well.

“I am quite a creative person, and I am really happy doing this.

“I want to raise awareness of breast cancer, and show that 
there is life after going through 

She asked readers of the WHT to use the Facebook page of Candy Creations Hertfordshire to guess the number of pink sweets, remembering to include contact details.

She will award the prize of a sweet tree to the closest guess made before October 31.

To find out more about the month, go to www.breastcancercare.org.uk

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