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Weʼre raising £10,000 to Support the family of 14 yr old Deborah who has bravely fought Ewing's Sarcoma for 4 years and is no longer able to receive treatment.

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Deborah Holmes is an inspirational young women who has bravely fought a battle against Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare and devastating bone cancer since she was 10 years old. She has battled against the odds with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery to remove and prosthetically replace her thigh bone, and several major operations to remove tumours from her head.

Sadly the family, mum Cheryl, Deborah, and her sister's, Ashleigh and Rachel, also lost their beloved father and husband Anthony to cancer in 2015, and continued financial demands have meant that Cheryl has had no choice but to recently sell their family home on top of managing everything else.

Our aim was to raise £10,000 to assist with Deborah’s nutritional wellbeing and to support the family with hope of treatment abroad and visiting family in Canada.

Sadly, however, Deborahs illness has continued to progress and treatment and travel are no longer an option.

Deborah was recently transferred to the care of Demelzas hospice in Kent but the family remain hopeful of a miracle and are currently moving into a new home, which is being prepared with the help of friends with a view of Deborah returning home for her end of life care.

Please help this family whose story is devastating but sadly, real. They always manage to keep a smile on their faces and hope in their hearts. Deborah herself has amazingly fundraised 1000's to benefit others whilst going through this ordeal and now its time to return that.

Your generous fundraising so far has been gratefully received to help with the huge cost of alternative treatments, therapies and support for Deborah to try and beat this in any way she can. But support for the family at this difficult time is still very much needed now and in the coming months, financially and practically.

Your continued support is appreciated.

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  • Friends and supporters of the Holmes family3 months ago
    Friends and supporters of the Holmes family

    Friends and supporters of the Holmes family

    3 months ago

    In the early hours of Sunday the 20th May 2018, Deborah Holmes peacefully passed away after a very courageous and inspirational battle against Ewings Sarcoma. She was at home with her family surrounded by much love, and will live forever in many hearts and memories. A very difficult healing journey lies ahead for her amazing mum, Cheryl, and her two brave and wonderful sister's, Ashleigh and Rachel. We send them our thoughts and love. Xx

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  • Friends and supporters of the Holmes family4 months ago
    Friends and supporters of the Holmes family

    Friends and supporters of the Holmes family

    4 months ago
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  • Friends and supporters of the Holmes family4 months ago
    Friends and supporters of the Holmes family

    Friends and supporters of the Holmes family

    4 months ago

    Thank you all so much for you most generous support for the holmes family. I have updated the main story with developments of Deborahs fight. Continued support of the family is appreciated.

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Page last updated on: 5/28/2018 12:06 PM

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126

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 28, 2018

    I am very sorry for your loss and what you have gone through over a number of years. Best wishes

    £100.00

  • Hayley Marchant

    Hayley Marchant

    May 20, 2018

    My name is Sophia I am in year 3 at leybourne School and me and my friends ran our own fun run round leybourne to raise as much money as we could. Here is my donation.

    £104.00

  • Carolyn Ainsworth

    Carolyn Ainsworth

    May 14, 2018

    From the Year 3 girls fundraising run!

    £18.02

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 25, 2018

    £50.00

  • Stuart Williams

    Stuart Williams

    Apr 17, 2018

    Much love from Niamh x

    £15.00

  • Gemma Wheat

    Gemma Wheat

    Mar 23, 2018

    Sending our love. Hannah, Gemma, Sophie & Alan xxxx

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 15, 2018

    £20.00

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