A CAUSE set up in aid of a woman who died from cancer last year has high hopes of becoming a charity.

Polly’s Angels, was established to support mum-of-three Polly Haydock, from Atherton, to raise more than £222,000 so she could have revolutionary treatment at the Hallwang Clinic in southern Germany.

There will be a red carpet sportsperson’s dinner event from 7pm on Saturday, June 2 at Leigh Sports Village which will include a presentation about Polly’s Angels two-year history and its plans for the future.

Joanne Howcroft, 47, knew Polly for 20 years before she died at the age of 37 in August and is one of the three trustees.

She said: “Polly was my best friend and the inspiration for the organisation.

“We are very keen to keep her legacy going.

“Our goal now is to become a registered charity and help more people over a broader spectrum of life-changing illnesses.

“We talked about the idea with Polly before she died and she absolutely loved it.

“We want to help people across Wigan, Bolton and Preston and we can help many others if we are registered.

“The support we have had from everyone has been really good and it is an exciting time for us.”

Polly’s Angels was first set up in January 2016 and has helped to organise events for a few different people to raise funds for their treatment.

The other two trustees are Catherine Sanchez and Deborah Halsall.

Kate Jackson is the organisation’s event coordinator.

Mum-of-two Joanne added: “Everybody has come together for Polly’s Angels and seeing what we can do as a community is great.

“She was an amazing person and was such a pleasure to be around.

“Her husband Dan is also coming to the event to support us.”

Tickets for the event cost £45 which include a meal, disco raffle and drinks on arrival.

To book a ticket contact Deborah Halsall on 07961 582396.

Alternatively, tickets can be ordered via Paypal at http://PayPal.me/pollysangels and by emailing joanne@pollysangels.com with details of the lead name, how many tickets you require and the postal address.