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Family of cervical cancer victim Sorcha Glenn in charity call

By Joanne Sweeney

The family of Londonderry cervical cancer victim Sorcha Glenn are asking people to take a leap of faith to raise money for the Cancer Fund for Children.

The Glenns - who campaigned for smear tests to be given on demand after Sorcha did not receive hers when she first asked for it - are now backing the charity's Lagan Zipline Challenge at Donegall Quay in Belfast over the weekend of September 19-20.

Christina Glenn, the mother of the 23-year-old who died on October 7, 2014, is asking people to sign up to the event. Money raised will help provide support as well as free short therapeutic breaks at its Daisy Lodge facility in Newcastle for families affected by cancer.

Christina said: "The first time Sorcha and Matt (her boyfriend) went to Daisy Lodge, she came through the door of the house on the Sunday and in her soul, body and mind she was totally relaxed. She got so much out of her stay there. I would urge everyone to do what they can to help this amazing charity that has helped my family through the most difficult time imaginable."

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