Cancer charity ball to remember a much missed twin sister

Summer Ball charity organisers Sam Wilkinson, Lee Hoggins, Rachel Hoggins, Jo Jackson, Hannah Acteson, Ian Addsison and Bryony Mills.
Summer Ball charity organisers Sam Wilkinson, Lee Hoggins, Rachel Hoggins, Jo Jackson, Hannah Acteson, Ian Addsison and Bryony Mills.

A woman who lost her twin sister to breast cancer is hoping to raise as much as she can for Cancer Research UK by hosting a charity ball near Leamington.

Christine Addison, who lived in Rugby and worked in Leamington, died at the age of 36 in January last year - and had raised thousands of pounds for others during her final years.

Her twin sister Rachel Hoggins, who has carried on Christine’s legacy of fundraising, said: “I feel lost without Christine in my life - like a huge chunk of me has disappeared. I miss her amazing strength and positivity, her caring words and love-filled hugs.

“I am definitely not the same without her. Our togetherness was so natural.”

The Summer Charity Ball will be held at the Holiday Inn in London Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, on July 15 from 7pm to 1am. Tickets cost £55 including a three-course dinner, free bar, table magician, Michael Buble tribute, DJ music and raffle.

Rachel said: “Christine loved nothing more than having an excuse to go out to buy a beautiful dress. She would light up the room with her presence and would have completely loved the occasion.”

For tickets, email christinescrew2915@gmailcom