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Weʼre raising £14,000 to help fund my mum's (Julie Fulcher's) cancer treatment

Cambridge, UK

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My Mum

My mum (Julie) was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer (Neuroendocrine tumour) in 2014, aged 50. Due to its location, the tumour is inoperable. This means she is living her life with cancer. She is currently well and working, and we hope to keep it that way. She has had various treatments, including chemotherapy (unsuccessful), and an operation to remove a small metastases (small secondary growth) from her lung. She then had PRRT treatment (a type of nuclear therapy) which was successful in reducing the size of the main tumour and other metastases. The cancer then remained stable for nearly 3 years. Sadly, in January 2018, scans showed that the cancer had spread to other places, therefore needing more treatment.


In the meantime, the NHS has withdrawn funding for the PRRT treatment which was successful in my mum's case. This means that we must fund the treatment ourselves. The total cost for the drugs is an extortionate £42,000. Using the family's life savings and the kindness of relatives, we are able to raise a considerable portion of the costs ourselves. To complete all four stages of treatment that my mum needs, we need to raise the full amount. Unfortunately, the NHS in Wales do fund the treatment, but our NHS doesn’t. It is heartbreaking that the pharmaceutical companies can set the cost for their drugs so high, resulting in the NHS being unable to fund them.


We will do all we can to raise money. Me, my brother (Alex) and other friends and family are planning on doing car-boot sales, sponsored walks, cake sales and any other fundraising activities that we can. It is breaking our hearts that our mum, not only has the stress of living with cancer and its treatments, but now the stress of trying to raise £42,000. Cancer always seems to affect the best people. Any help that we can get in any way will be hugely appreciated, as well as any contributions. We will keep this page updated with our fundraising activities, so that you can all see how we are getting on with raising the money and with my mum's treatment.

Thank you all so much,

Katie and Alex xxx

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  • Katie Fulcher3 months ago
    Katie Fulcher

    Katie Fulcher

    3 months ago

    Hi everyone! We have received a few extremely generous donations recently so I want to say a huge thank you to everyone, anonymous or public. It is hugely appreciated and means the world to us. Mum’s treatment is going really well and there is good progress so far, so we are feeling hopeful for the treatment overall! So thank you to everyone for everything❤️ love you all, katie and alex xx

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  • Katie Fulcher4 months ago
    Katie Fulcher

    Katie Fulcher

    4 months ago

    Hello all! So, mum had her second treatment a week ago today. She felt quite low afterwards, but now she has started to feel much better! She's got a bit more energy, and everything is looking good and going to plan. Although we are pleased that she is having the treatment, it is also looming that we will soon receive the bill for the first £14,000. We have received a lot of support so far which is amazing, and I appreciate everyone for that. We would still hugely appreciate any more shares or donations, anything helps! Lots of love, Katie xx

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  • Katie Fulcher5 months ago
    Katie Fulcher

    Katie Fulcher

    5 months ago

    So mum had her first of four treatments on the 21/06 and felt a little under the weather for a few days but has perked up since. She’s had a lot of tests but is now free from hospital visits for a couple of weeks. I have a few thankyous, Firstly Abi and her work colleagues for the cake sale and carboot things, and for Sarah & Lynne (mum’s niece & sister) who are about half way through their running challenge and who already have over £400 in sponsorship! And thank you again for everyone else that has donated! Love you all, Katie & Alex xx

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7 months ago

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Page last updated on: 12/15/2018 12:52 PM



  • Anonymous


    Dec 15, 2018


  • Anonymous


    Nov 27, 2018

    Merry Christmas, and thank you for a lovely stay Tone, Love you, XX


  • Anonymous


    Nov 27, 2018

    Merry Christmas and Good Luck


  • Jill Stephens

    Jill Stephens

    Nov 26, 2018

    I hope you reach your target. Every little helps. I wish you a blessed Christmas with your family.


  • Ian Jameson

    Ian Jameson

    Nov 25, 2018

    I am a friend of Tony, a wonderful man, and I too live in France. I wish all the luck and do hope thzt you will get the funds.


  • Anthony Stephens

    Anthony Stephens

    Nov 25, 2018

    Instead of cards, a Merry and Blessed Christmas to all our friends, and to you Julie and your dear family.God Bless you all.


  • Anonymous


    Nov 23, 2018

    Keep going…. love and support to you all.


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Katie Fulcher

Cambridge, UK

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