Families turn out to support Wisbech mum Linda in her fight to get private liver cancer treatment
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Fun in the sun raised money for a fund raiser for a Wisbech mum who needs to raise £30,000 for pioneering treatment for liver cancer.
The event was hosted at Wisbech Rugby Club and saw families pour on to the field for a range of activities to help bring in funds for Linda Smith.
A GoFundMe page raised more than £18,000 in two weeks and the rugby club event is hoped to take it closer to the £30,000 total needed for private treatment at Hammersmith Hospital in London, not available on the NHS.
Linda Smith and her family have been overwhelmed by the support from people in the community, said her daughter Lois.
“We have had amazing support from people in the town and also from further away even from somebody from Wales,” she said.
“We want to say thank you to everybody who has supported us it means so much.”
Events coming up to boost Linda’s fund raising are:
- 1 Police 'increasingly concerned' for man missing since early hours yesterday
- 2 Product sold at Tesco recalled due to risk of disease-causing bacteria
- 3 £150,000 splashpad to open in Wisbech
- 4 Man, 28, dies after truck and lorries crash on A47
- 5 Andre Rieu brings new summer concert to Cambridgeshire cinemas
- 6 Man and teenager jailed after carrying out ‘horrific’ homophobic attack
- 7 Arson causes fire to rip through derelict building
- 8 Salesman Stephen who 'has a smile every day' marks 45 years at firm
- 9 Three rail and bus strikes in London and the East this week
- 10 Painter who captured town before 1978 floods finishes 44 years on
• Leverington Sports and Social Club family disco on Friday July 21 from 7.30pm. Tickets £5.
• March Town Hall on Friday July 28 from 7pm to 11pm. Various bands.
Linda has fund raised for others for 12 years as her way of celebrating beating breast cancer - but now it is her turn to ask for help.
Her family researched and found a treatment at Hammersmith Hospital in London after local health authorities said there were no treatments available through the NHS.
Visit her GoFundMe page here.