Cancer survivors to host fundraising coffee morning in Horsham

JPCT 160914 S14391062x Horsham. Sedgwick Park House. Charity coffee morning. Rosie McMillan, Esther Clark, Susan Michaelis and Clare Davison -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140916-165419001
JPCT 160914 S14391062x Horsham. Sedgwick Park House. Charity coffee morning. Rosie McMillan, Esther Clark, Susan Michaelis and Clare Davison -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140916-165419001

Three brave cancer survivors are to host a coffee morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support on Thursday October 2.

Susan Michaelis and Esther Clark, of Horsham, have teamed up with Rosie McMillan from Henfield, and the trio found a location with the help of charitable Sedgwick Park Manor owner Clare Davison.

Dr Michaelis, who worked as the technical consultant on locally made Fact Not Fiction Films movie ‘A Dark Reflection’, was diagnosed with breast cancer on the last week of principal filming last summer.

She said: “I had been through this many years ago with my mother and did very little directly supporting cancer research, but now realise that cancer, which they say strikes one in three people in society, needs our utmost attention and we all really can make a difference.”

During her recovery, Susan realised that Esther and Rosie had also suffered from the disease.

All three have worked in the aviation industry.

Esther said: “It might sound sentimental, but doing something to help others really is extremely rewarding.

“In this case, this ‘something’ is drinking coffee and eating cake!”

Clare will open up her Horsham home for the morning, which will offer coffee, tea and cakes between 10am and 1pm.

There will be live music and quality prizes, including dinner two for Strada and 60 minutes in a Boeing 737 simulator at the Virtual Flight Centre in Coolham.

Anyone interested in coming can RSVP by sending an email to Susan - susan@susanmichaelis.com