Families turn out to support Wisbech mum Linda in her fight to get private liver cancer treatment

Wisbech Rugy Club is the setting for a fund raising family fun day for Linda Smith to pay for pionee

Wisbech Rugy Club is the setting for a fund raising family fun day for Linda Smith to pay for pioneering liver cancer treatment PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

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.

Wisbech Rugy Club is the setting for a fund raising family fun day for Linda Smith to pay for pionee

Wisbech Rugy Club is the setting for a fund raising family fun day for Linda Smith to pay for pioneering liver cancer treatment PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

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.

Wisbech Rugy Club is the setting for a fund raising family fun day for Linda Smith to pay for pionee

Wisbech Rugy Club is the setting for a fund raising family fun day for Linda Smith to pay for pioneering liver cancer treatment PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

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.

Wisbech Rugy Club is the setting for a fund raising family fun day for Linda Smith to pay for pionee

Wisbech Rugy Club is the setting for a fund raising family fun day for Linda Smith to pay for pioneering liver cancer treatment PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Linda Smith and her family have been overwhelmed by the support from people in the community, said her daughter Lois.

Wisbech Rugy Club is the setting for a fund raising family fun day for Linda Smith to pay for pionee

Wisbech Rugy Club is the setting for a fund raising family fun day for Linda Smith to pay for pioneering liver cancer treatment PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

“We have had amazing support from people in the town and also from further away even from somebody from Wales,” she said.

Wisbech Rugy Club is the setting for a fund raising family fun day for Linda Smith to pay for pionee

Wisbech Rugy Club is the setting for a fund raising family fun day for Linda Smith to pay for pioneering liver cancer treatment PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

“We want to say thank you to everybody who has supported us it means so much.”

Wisbech Rugy Club is the setting for a fund raising family fun day for Linda Smith to pay for pionee

Wisbech Rugy Club is the setting for a fund raising family fun day for Linda Smith to pay for pioneering liver cancer treatment PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Events coming up to boost Linda’s fund raising are:

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• 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.

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