Thousands raised for Sutton police officer battling cancer (From Surrey Comet)

by Symptom Advice on January 28, 2012

Thousands raised for Sutton police officer battling cancer

10:46am Wednesday 4th January 2012 in

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Thousands of pounds have been raised for a police officer fighting cancer.

a charity auction on New Year’s Eve raised £2,700 in aid of Detective Constable Scott Allardyce who has been off work for 18 months fighting pancreatic cancer.

Family and friends of D Con Allardyce bid for gifts including spa days, beauty treatments and football gifts signed by Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham footballers.

The money will go to Pancreatic Cancer UK, a charity which funds research, raises awareness and provides counselling and information for patients, carers and families.

D Con Allardyce was re-admitted to hospital on Christmas Eve because of pain he was suffering and spent Christmas Day with his family in hospital.

He was able to attend the auction between taking time out to rest.

his wife Nikki, who works as a trainee detective constable at Sutton Police Station, said more than half the patients with pancreatic cancer experience symptoms, such as pain in the abdomen, jaundice and unexplained weight loss, long before being diagnosed – because this form of cancer can be mistaken for other illnesses.

She said: “Scott was thrilled at the amount of money raised.”

D Con Allardyce, who has been off work since summer 2012, thanked everyone for their efforts.

around 7,600 people with pancreatic cancer in Britain die each year and just 3 per cent of people with pancreatic cancer live after five years of being diagnosed.

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