A CHARITY ball is set to take place in Barrow in what will be the latest in a series of fundraising events following a teacher's cancer diagnosis.

Danielle Fitzsimons, a Year Two class teacher at St Pius X Catholic Primary School, was diagnosed with breast cancer in October. The mum-of-two had to leave the Barrow school that month to start treatment at Furness General Hospital Oncology Unit.

Family and friends of the popular teacher are getting behind her to help raise awareness and funds for Cancer Research UK.

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The Fighting Fitz team has events planned for each month of 2016 and on Saturday September 10 will host a charity ball at Hawcoat Park Sports and Social Club in Barrow.

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Tickets for the event, which are already selling fast, cost £30 and the night will begin at 7.30pm and include live music, an auction, a raffle and buffet by the Black Cock Inn.

To buy tickets search 'Fighting Fitz' on Facebook or call 01229 208645.