Ex-MP backs Las Vegas charity night

Cheryl Howe, founder of the charity Inspiration Foundation, which helps sufferers of PCOS.
Cheryl Howe, founder of the charity Inspiration Foundation, which helps sufferers of PCOS.

Former Member of Parliament and autobiographer Edwina Currie has donated a signed book and photos of herself to be raffled at a charity night in Morecambe.

Edwina has offered her support to the charity Las Vegas themed night organised by the Inspiration Foundation for polycystic ovarian syndrome after being contacted through social media site Twitter.

Founder Cheryl Howe from Green Street in Morecambe, a PCOS sufferer, has organised a fun-filled night at Smokey O’Connors to raise money for women suffering from the condition.

Smokey O’Connors in Morecambe will have a casino with Las Vegas slot machines, roulette table, blackjack table and poker, as well as singers, fire eaters, magicians, a hint of burlesque, a live band, a comedian and a glass walker.

There are also 100 raffle prizes on offer, including Edwina Currie’s signed book and pictures.

Cheryl also held a fun day at Ma Murphy’s pub earlier this year to raise much needed funds for the Inspiration Foundation.

She has appeared on ITV’s This Morning programme to highlight PCOS. Cheryl said: “I want to help support these women because I didn’t get any help before.

“I have beaten cancer which was caused by the PCOS and I want to help other woman from being ignored and turned away.” Cheryl’s support group the Inspiration Foundation has gone from strength to strength.

She said: “I have met over 500 women just like me and it has made a massive difference to my life. I have been making women with PCOS do things they would never have thought possible and that is just in six short months.

“They have been making videos of the stories on Facebook which has helped the move forward and being open about the condition which is fantastic.

“We still have a very long battle on our hands but I have found some truly amazing women who I am proud to call my friends.”

Tickets for the night on October 13, from 7pm, cost £10.

Call Cheryl on 07771 700352 or 01524 832806. Tickets are also on sale at Smokey O’Connors and Hair 22 on Pedder Street.