A FUNDRAISER for Breast Cancer Now took place on Saturday night.

Hosted by mums Sarah Dowling-Wilkinson and Bex Turley, the Boob Ball took place at the Sub Rooms.

The event had been previously held in January 2022.

Stroud News and Journal: Sarah, 42, from Nailsworth and Bex, 37, from Rodborough became friends a few years ago, hooked up to chemotherapy pumps in Cheltenham General Hospital.

Both had been diagnosed with breast cancer – Sarah just one week after the birth of her third child.

After months of gruelling treatment to eradicate the disease, the two last year teamed up to raise money for Breast Cancer Now.

In January 2022, the day of the first Boob Ball, marked a year since Bex – a children’s cancer nurse – had her first chemo; it was also the day she met Sarah.

"Because it was Covid, I was on my own in hospital – and this girl came crashing through the door. We instantly bonded," said Bex.

All pictures by photographer Simon Pizzey.