Thousands raised after Eastbourne hairdresser loses battle with cancer

Dan and Dawn Weston SUS-140527-150658001
Dan and Dawn Weston SUS-140527-150658001

Family and friends of an Eastbourne woman who lost her battle with cancer last week have raised thousands of pounds in her memory for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Twenty-six-year-old Dawn Weston died on Thursday May 22 after a long battle with cancer. The Justgiving page set up for her has so far raised more than £4,500 which will be donated to St Wilfrid’s Hospice where Dawn spent her final days.

The manager of Bandeau Hair Studio in Brassey Parade had been given the all clear last year but was diagnosed with cervical cancer in December.

She brought forward her wedding to fiancee Dan Weston and the couple married at St Mary’s Church in Old Town on January 3 before celebrating at a reception at the Cavendish Hotel.

Despite undergoing gruelling chemotherapy, doctors told Dawn and Dan the cancer was terminal. She went downhill rapidly last month and spent the majority of May at the newly opened hospice in Broadwater Way.

Dawn and Dan had planned to do the Woofs & Wellies Sponsored Dog Walk on May 17 but Dawn was too poorly. Dan did the walk alone on Sunday May 17 with the family pet and Dawn’s family decided to ask people to donate money to the hospice, which was opened by the Duchess of Cornwall earlier this year.

Twenty-eight-year-old Dan said, “The hospice has been there every step of the way and we can’t thank them enough.

”Having seen the care Dawn had received for three weeks by the doctors, nurses, the voluntary workers and the back room staff at St Wilfrid’s we felt in some way we needed to give something back for the care that they had shown to Dawn.

“We would like as many people as possible to donate to this worthy cause.”

For information on how to donate to Dawn’s Page visit