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Over £6k raised!

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A ball at Gurnard Pines, in memory of tragic Zoe Panayi has raised more than £6,500 for the hospice and raised awareness of a campaign to change the law.

Zoe, the mother of two young sons, was just 26, when she was diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. She died just 55 days later, on May 29.

Her family are campaigning for routine testing of moles with a petition which has gathered almost 24,000 signatures.

The Red Squirrel Property Shop in Newport is run by Zoe’s parents Stuart and Eileen and her brother Charlie, and on Saturday the business celebrated its 10th birthday with a ball in memory of Zoe attended by 140 people.

The family thanked everybody who had supported the ball. Eileen said: “I just want people to be more aware. Don’t be fobbed off over moles and skin tags. Ask for a second opinion. It is about saving lives.”

You can sign the petition here.