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Charity launch party remembering cancer victim denied life-saving treatment

13:00 15 August 2014

Nadejah Williams

Nadejah Williams

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A charity started by a tragic young cancer victim, who died after being denied potentially life-saving treatment, will be launched five months after her death.

People are invited to the launch party to celebrate the newly-registered charity Nadz’s Fight For Survival Wigs, a concept by 23-year-old Nadejah Williams from Hackney.

In accordance with Nadejah’s dying wish to provide wigs for young Afro-Caribbean sufferers, the charity was implemented by her mother.

Nadejah’s mother, Michelle Campbell-Cairns said: “This was her dream – she was really passionate about it. When she passed away it was my duty to continue on her legacy.”

The launch will take place at Wenlock and Essex bar, Essex Road, Islington, on Sunday, from 5.30pm. There will be two raffles and the top prizes include Longchamp handbags, donated by the company Nadejah had interned for in New York.

The former Shipwrecked star and face of Teenage Cancer Trust died in February after a lengthy battle with colon cancer.

During her illness, the fashion stylist struggled to find wigs for black young people and had to order them from abroad or resort to making her own.

Nadejah was denied life-saving cancer treatment three times by NHS England. By the time it approved CyberKnife therapy – six months after her consultant first requested it – the tumours had grown too big to treat.

For more information, visit: nadzsfightforsurvivalwigs.org.uk.

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