Help send Hampshire cancer victim and family on dream holiday

HOLIDAY PLANS Cathryn Wyllie
HOLIDAY PLANS Cathryn Wyllie
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FRIENDS of a mum with terminal cancer are rallying round to raise enough money to send her and her family on the holiday of a lifetime.

As Cathryn Wyllie is battling cancer her sister-in-law Paula Willis and niece Ami Willis are putting on a fundraising event tomorrow.

Their goal is to let the 29-year-old, of Beacon Way in Park Gate, husband Paul and their four children go on a holiday they will never forget.

Tests revealed a lump in Cathryn’s left breast late last year was cancerous and further tests revealed it had already spread.

Paula, of Redlands Lane, Fareham, said: ‘Things are tough for them financially at the moment and with everything that’s going on, we just wanted to give them the holiday of a lifetime. I’ve known Cathryn for years.

‘She met Paul through me and it’s heartbreaking what they’re having to go through.

‘We want to do whatever we can to help them, and I know Cathryn desperately wants to take them on holiday. I know her dream is to go to Las Vegas, but a lot of it depends on her treatment and how far she can go.

‘We’ve had a lot of support from people wanting to help and we’d really like to thank everyone.’

In April, Cathryn and her friend Laura Cozens held a party to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support at the Sir Joseph Paxton Pub in Titchfield Common.

Ami, of Summerfield Road in Locks Heath added: ‘After the Macmillan night we decided we wanted to do something as well. Fingers crossed the weather is good.’

The event is at Warsash Wasps SFC’s ground in New Road, Warsash, and will include a raffle, bouncy castle, face painting, beat the goalie and lots more stalls from midday to 6pm. If anyone has anything they can donate to the raffle or tombola, please bring it along.