Cancer sufferer left overwhelmed by local support

LAVENHAM: Fund for Lavenham mother of six Kate King who has terminal cancer is hoping people will donate to her fundraising page with her husband Richard and children India Guilfoyle-King 4 and Davina Guilfoyle-King 2 ANL-151124-155627009
LAVENHAM: Fund for Lavenham mother of six Kate King who has terminal cancer is hoping people will donate to her fundraising page with her husband Richard and children India Guilfoyle-King 4 and Davina Guilfoyle-King 2 ANL-151124-155627009

A woman with terminal cancer has been left “overwhelmed” by the support she has received since setting up her fundraising page.

Last week Kate King told the Free Press her tragic story of dealing with terminal cancer, which has now spread to her brain and how this had left her family struggling to cope with the simple demands of paying for food, rent and transport.

Since the article more than £1,400 has been donated on the 41-year-old’s fundraising page, with her plea being shared in national newspapers.

Paul and Ann Moreton, from www.longmelford.com and Looking Good Feeling Better respectively, have offered to meet the costs of a wig for Katie, while there has also been an offer a wig from a former cancer sufferer.

“We are really grateful, overwhelmed and touched by the support we have received so far,” said Mrs King who lives in Trinity Gild, Lavenham, with her husband and six children.

Mrs King said the money would be used on food, rent and transport, her children still going to school in Essex having previously lived in Pebmarsh.

“People are focusing on the luxury element of Christmas but that is not the case with us,” she added.

Mrs King was diagnosed with cancer in December 2014 after suffering undiagnosed illness for several months.

Scans eventually revealed she had cancer in her liver, bones, breast and ovaries, and was given between six weeks and six months to live.

She is now undergoing radiotherapy for brain cancer, meaning both her and her husband Richard, 46, are unable to work, with Mrs King unable to drive.

To donate to Mrs King’s fund visit crowdfunding.justgiving.com/kate-king-cancer