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26th Jan, 2022

Festive fund-raisers take brave Droitwich man Mike's mole-mapping machine total to £17k

A DROITWICH man with terminal melanoma has vowed to continue his fund-raising throughout 2022 in a bid to purchase a state-of-the-art mole-mapping machine.

It will enable people who contract the disease to have it detected earlier, giving a better chance of treatment and survival.

Mike Hull has been battling the disease since 2013 and was told if he had been scanned by the high-tech device it may have been caught a lot sooner with a more positive outcome for him.

At the end of this year his fund-raising is up to more than £17,000 but, with the machine costing £30,000, more is needed.

In the latest fund-raiser, Niamh, nine, and Maisie held craft stalls with items they had made and donated cakes which raised £1,500.

Handmade reindeers created by Charlie, Seth and his dad Adam have raised a further £380.

Maisie and Charlie are Mike’s grandchildren and Niamh and Seth are friends of theirs.

Mike said: “I can’t believe how it has spiralled – I can’t thank everyone enough for their generosity.”

Mike wants to leave the mole-mapping machine as his legacy and has more events planned for 2022.

Visit melanomauk.org.uk/fundraisers/the-mike-hull-body-mapping-machine for more on the campaign and to donate.

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