Friends set up Wishes for Mel to help Camborne mother with terminal cancer create special memories with her children
FRIENDS of a young mother with terminal cancer have set up a fundraising campaign to help her create precious memories with her family.
Mother of five Mel Bray, 30, of Manor Road, Camborne, was diagnosed with breast cancer and secondary lung cancer in May after she discovered a lump in her breast.
Doctors told her the devastating news that she had metastatic breast cancer, a rare and aggressive form of the disease, that was incurable and would spread.
Having seen her undergo her sixth chemotherapy treatment, her friends and family are keen to fulfil her wish of spending happy times with her young children.
Buy one get one free on main course and specials excludes fillet steaks and beef wellingtons
Must book to qualify and present voucher on arrival 01209860332
Contact: 01209 700617
Valid until: Wednesday, December 11 2013
Close friend Debbie Stokes said that despite her condition, Mel is embarking on a brave campaign to raise awareness among other young women of the importance of examining their bodies.
Mrs Stokes, whose partner died of cancer two years ago, set up a 'Wish for Mel' Facebook page on Sunday which attracted more than 300 likes and offers of help within just a few hours.
She said: "Camborne Rugby Club has offered its venue free of charge for a special Pink Party to raise funds and awareness on November 8 at 7.30pm. We are now appealing to any bands or DJs who would be willing to perform on the night.
"The money raised will go to cancer research with some being used to pay for a weekend trip in Cornwall for Mel and her children.
"She has been so buoyed by the public's reaction, she is smiling. This is about the community coming together and helping to make her life more bearable and creating memories her children can cherish."
The mother of five is waiting for results of recent scans to see whether she will be offered further chemotherapy treatment.
She said: "Everybody has been so amazing. It is very humbling.
"I want other women to understand how important it is to examine their bodies and go to their doctors if they find anything unusual or a lump."
Her children, she said, would like to spend a weekend at Easter time at the Trevella Holiday Park in Newquay, which would be a special time for them to create wonderful memories.
To help, call Mrs Stokes on 07596 375121 or visit the Facebook page Wishes for Mel.