Fundraiser in support of charity set up by Higham Ferrers woman to help children in Uganda

Sandra Murphy of Higham Ferrers in Uganda
Sandra Murphy of Higham Ferrers in Uganda

A charity is raising money for a new member of staff after its founder was diagnosed with cancer for the second time.

Sandra Murphy of Higham Ferrers set up the One Step At A Time charity 10 years ago to help and support children and families living in poverty in Northern Uganda.

She has dedicated her life to the work of the charity for the past decade, and when her family learned that her cancer of 12 years ago had returned, they decided to organise a fundraiser to help pay for someone to help out with the charity while Sandra undergoes treatment.

Sandra’s daughter Keighly Murphy said: “She set the charity up some 10 years ago and has been working tirelessly to help and support children and families in poverty in Northern Uganda since.

“She is one of life’s remarkable human beings.

“She has spent her whole life dedicated to others, never putting herself first.

“Sadly we learned that her cancer of 12 years ago has returned and has spread to her lungs and bones.

“We are devastated yet she still continues to ensure the children and families in Uganda are supported.

“We are currently doing a fundraiser that we need to be a big one.

“In light of my mother’s illness and looming treatment, we are trying to raise funds to employ a member of staff to relieve some of her anxiety whilst trying to fight this cancer.”

The charity soul night is taking place at 7.30pm on Saturday, October 24, at the Bede House in Higham Ferrers.

Tickets cost £8 and there will be a bar, raffle and nibbles.

To buy tickets or for more details call Keighly on 07818 260073.

For more information about the charity and its work go to www.one-step-at-a-time.org.uk.