Left to Right: Sarah Nice, Claire Jennings, Professor Andy Green, Lisa Johnson, Carol Bowman, Professor Stewart Martin, Claire Tomlinson, Dr Sarah Storr

A mum from Nottingham who beat breast cancer has raised over £17,000 for the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre.

Lisa Johnson, a 39-year old breast cancer survivor, organised the second ‘Boobie Ball’ which took place in November last year.

After collecting all final donations, Lisa and her team presented Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre (NBCRC) with a cheque for £17,088 this week (February 5).

Lisa, who is a mum-of-three from Nuthall, said: “It’s not right that so many young women with young children are losing their lives in this day and age.”

She added: “I was getting to the point where I knew so many women losing their lives and I just didn’t want to sit about and do nothing.”

It was the second Boobie Ball after Lisa organised the first in 2016, raising £4,000.

Lisa was helped by a group of friends who been affected by breast cancer: Claire Tomlinson, Sarah Nice, Carol Bowman, Claire Jenning.

More than 500 people attended the Boobie Ball which was held at Colwick Hall.

Lisa lost both her mother and mother-in-law to breast cancer before developing the illness herself in 2014.

The event featured a three course meal, live music and dancing, costing £40 per person.

The money raised will go to NBCRC’s research, which is solely funded by fundraising efforts.

Stewart Martin, who is a Professor of cancer and radiation biology and the director of the NBCRC, said: “I am tremendously grateful to the ladies, their friends and their families for organising the Boobie Ball event and raising such an impressive amount for our research.”