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275%
£550
raised of £200 target by 25 supporters

    Weʼve raised £550 to raise money for Sarah's Maid of Honour Jo Huckerby.

    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 14th August 2017

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    A message from Sarah: My dear friend Jo (who is more like a sister to me) and the aunty of my 3 children was diagnosed with stage 4 hodgkins lymphoma on September 26th 2016 after months of feeling unwell. It was on her daughter's (Keira's) 7th birthday she received the devastating news but she still gave her the best day. She underwent a course of chemo and was told it had responded well. A few days later she was called to say they had made a mistake and that she needed more treatment. She endured another bout of chemo and suffered dreadful side effects including terrible mouth ulcers and contracted c diff which she still has and has flare ups which she ends up in hospital for days in isolation. Whilst in hospital she's away from her partner Lee and 3 kids Keira 7, Dylan 9 and Christian 2. They have been deeply affected by their Mum's illness too and have fears when their Mum's in hospital. Jo stays strong for them not feeling strong herself. She's missed plays and awards the kids receive at school. At Easter she had her scan again. It was bitter sweet as because although the extensive tumours had all gone there was cancer on her windpipe that wasn't previously there. This was a secondary cancer and this one was affecting her breathing as it was pressing on the lungs. She is now at the end of the 3rd extensive bout of chemo and this will be followed up with a stem cell transplant lantern. She'll need to be in hospital for around a month being on chemo every day of these 4 weeks. I marry the man of my dreams in 5 weeks and Jo was so excited with being my Maid of Honour. She was honoured to do it now looks like she's not going to be able to make it as it falls around the time her 4 week chemo starts. She has not only missed out on precious time with her kids but will now be poorly for the wedding or not be there. She has endured so much and so has her family I'm hoping to raise enough funds for a little time away for her and Lee with the kids.

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    • Gary Parker3 years ago
      Gary Parker

      Gary Parker

      3 years ago

      WOW! This is quite amazing! We've raised over £500 and way over double what we were hoping to. It means we'll be able to treat Jo's family to something quite special! Thank you so much again. I'm leaving the donation page open until Friday so if you wish to make a last minute donation then that's great.

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    • Gary Parker3 years ago
      Gary Parker

      Gary Parker

      3 years ago

      THANK YOU !! £350 raised so far.

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    • Gary Parker3 years ago
      Gary Parker

      Gary Parker

      3 years ago

      Thanks to everyone who has donated so far, we're nearly halfway there!

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    Supporters

    25

    • Whittington

      Whittington

      Aug 10, 2017

      I know that Jo is a amazing woman and has been and is continuing to go through so much, I wish her all the very best for her and her family

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 4, 2017

      Love you all for what your doing

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 2, 2017

      With lots of love to you. Hope you and the kids enjoy the time you spend together. Xxx

      £50.00

    • Jill Milliken

      Jill Milliken

      Jul 29, 2017

      You deserve this. You are a lovely couragous and amazing young lady xxx

      £10.00

    • J Josey

      J Josey

      Jul 29, 2017

      Hope you get well soon Jo. Lots of love Janet, Dave, Alex, Emma and Ben xxx

      £20.00

    • Lisa Bird

      Lisa Bird

      Jul 29, 2017

      Please pass on our love and best wishes to Jo, get well soon and I hope you have an amazing time away with your family love Lisa, Dale, Danielle and Abi xxx

      £50.00

    • Anne

      Anne

      Jul 28, 2017

      Sending lots of love x

      £10.00

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    Gary Parker

    Gary Parker

    Southampton, United Kingdom

    Hi! I'm Matt's cousin & Best Man. We're not sure if Sarah's Maid of Honour Jo will be able to come to their Wedding, so we're going to raise some money to pay for a little break away for Jo and her family. Read on and please donate whatever you can to this worthwhile cause....

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