Brave Jade’s mission to help others

Jade Foulds with mum Michelle and boyfriend Patrick Garrity.
Jade Foulds with mum Michelle and boyfriend Patrick Garrity.

A BRAVE teenager who lost her twin babies and then faced a fight against cancer has raised hundreds of pounds to help fellow sufferers.

Charity worker Jade Foulds’ horrific ordeal began last October when she lost her twins when she was truck down with a rare complication during pregnancy.

The 19-year-old, from Swinton, managed to recover, but was then diagnosed with cancer.

She began chemotherapy, but this was halted when she then suffered an acute attack of peritonitis.

But against all the odds, Jade fought back and is now in remission.

She organised a festival day at The Star Inn in Rawmarsh at the end of May which is expected to have raised around £1,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust ward at Sheffield’s Weston Park Hospital.

Jade said: “We had a great day and it was a lot of fun.

“We have raised around £970 so far, but sponsorship is still coming in and we think the total will be about £1,000.

“That is a great achievement and I want to thank everybody for their support.”

Visitors on the day were treated to a Disney fancy dress competition, plus a bouncy castle, face painting and a tombola.

The entertainment continued in the evening with a “famous musicians” fancy dress theme, and live music from Diamond Velocity and Me, Myself and Ian.

Meanwhile Jade’s boyfriend, Patrick, and her dad showed their support by enduring a sponsored leg wax.

Clare Thompson, landlady of the Star Inn, said: “We had a lot of people come through to support Jade, who was fantastic on the day.

“She has been so brave to go through what she has and to organise this shows how nice a person she is.

“Everybody had a great time and we were especially pleased to raise the amount of money that we did.”