Mum-of-two from Emsworth loses battle with cancer

The late Lindsey Gates with her husband Jason and children Brooke  and Charley
The late Lindsey Gates with her husband Jason and children Brooke and Charley
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A mum who battled terminal cancer for months has died surrounded by her family.

Lindsey Gates, who was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year, died at The Rowans Hospice, in Purbrook, earlier this month.

The 40-year-old, from Emsworth, is survived by her two daughters Brooke and Charley and husband Jason.

Jason said: ‘Lindsey passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends.

‘Anybody is welcome to the funeral to say goodbye to her.

‘We are asking people to wear red as that was one of her wishes.’

He added: ‘We want to say thank you to everyone who donated money and for everything the public did.’

Lindsay’s funeral is on September 28 at 1.45pm at St Thomas a Becket Church, off Church Lane in Warblington.

The day will be paid for by Shane Yerrell who presented a cheque to Lindsey and her family last month.

Shane, of Essex, runs community interest company Through The Fight, which aims to support people in desperate need.

He was inspired to help Lindsey and her family after reading of her plight in The News at the end of June. He donated £3,921.

At the time, Jason said: ‘Shane is a fantastic person and he will always be a hero to us.

‘It was unbelievable to think people who didn’t know her wanted to give up their time to help in any way they can.’

As reported in The News thousands of pounds was raised to fly the mum-of-two home after she was stuck in a hospital in the United States.
She was on the holiday of a lifetime at Disney World, Florida, when she slipped and broke her leg. Doctors at the hospital revealed her cancer had spread to her bones and lungs, and airlines refused to take her without an expensive insurance policy.
In 2010, she was diagnosed with breast cancer but was given the five-year all-clear before her brain cancer diagnosis.