Liquid lunch every day for fundraising pair

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A MUM and daughter are taking the idea of a liquid lunch to a whole new level.

Katie Budd and her daughter Kathy Quaintance, have vowed to only have pureed food or liquids for the next few months.

Kathy Quaintance and her mum Katie Budd, from Southsea, are going to be eating only liquid foods for two months to support Katie's partner Laurie Wilson, who was diagnosed with cancer of the jaw and to raise money for Cancer Research UK.' 'Picture: Sarah Standing (142519-7822)

Kathy Quaintance and her mum Katie Budd, from Southsea, are going to be eating only liquid foods for two months to support Katie's partner Laurie Wilson, who was diagnosed with cancer of the jaw and to raise money for Cancer Research UK.' 'Picture: Sarah Standing (142519-7822)

It comes after Katie’s partner Laurie Wilson, 55, was diagnosed with jaw cancer last month.

Surgery to remove the lump and part of his jaw means Mr Wilson is unable to eat solid food and is instead being fed through a drip.

And as a mark of solidarity, and as a way to raise money for Cancer Research UK, Katie and Kathy, have banned themselves from eating food.

Instead the pair are having a combination of soups, pureed foods and protein shakes.

Ms Budd, 58, a care assistant, of Gisors Road, Milton, started the challenge two weeks ago.

She said: ‘Laurie is doing extremely well since his surgery and will be starting radiotherapy soon.

‘I’ve been pureeing Laurie’s food since he got home and I have been joining him.

‘It’s hard going and I need to make sure I keep a balanced diet so there isn’t too much weight loss.

‘But we wanted to show solidarity and also raise money in the process.

‘It would be great for people to support us with this.’

Mr Wilson discovered a lump on the right-hand side of his jaw and went to see his GP.

The family were shocked and upset to find out he had a tumour.

Kathy said: ‘For me it was hard because my dad passed away three years ago from a stroke.

‘I thought he was going to get better but he didn’t.

‘When Laurie was diagnosed I was scared. But he’s had surgery to remove the cancer and part of his jaw.

‘Until he’s able to eat again, my mother and I have also decided not to eat solid food.

‘We don’t want him to go it alone and so we’re joining him.

‘For me it’s going all right so far. I’ve even lost a little weight.

‘I’ve mainly been having soups and Slimfast shakes.’

To donate, visit justgiving.com/kathy-quaintance1 or text KIT66 £1 to 70070.