Kind neighbours helped me beat cancer, says non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma patient Janet Griffiths

Here's to your good health: Janet Griffiths raises a glass to her neighbours at Renfrew Avenue, Blackbrook

Here's to your good health: Janet Griffiths raises a glass to her neighbours at Renfrew Avenue, Blackbrook

First published in News

A GRANDMOTHER who got the all clear from cancer has thanked a bunch of her goldenheart neighbours who helped her hit the road to recovery.

When Janet Griffiths was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2011, her friends rallied round to offer their help and support including a Ground Force style garden make-over.

The 59-year-old from Renfrew Avenue, Blackbrook said: “We all know each other very well round here. I’ve seen children grow up here and move into houses on the street.

“I told the neighbours I had cancer and I had to go into hospital for chemo. One insisted on going with me.

“They also all clubbed together to buy plants and flowers for a garden make-over, so I could have somewhere to sit.

“But I didn’t get the chance to use the garden because I was in hospital for three months.”

With Janet having suffered a fractured hip, after falling on ice, as well as the cancer diagnosis it has not been the happiest couple of years.

But after receiving the all clear in July, she is now on the road to recovery.

In a further act of unity, they all attended a garden party, which raised £450 for a number of charities including Macmillan, the Lilac Centre, St Helens Cancer Support Group and Whiston Hospital.

The former nursery nurse who has been married to Alan for 41 years said she was overwhelmed by the level of support.

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