Cornish comedian, Kernow King, helped raise £1,900 during a fundraising auction in aid of a Camborne mother diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Mother of five, Mel Bray, 30, from Camborne, was told the devastating news that she has breast cancer and secondary lung cancer after she discovered a lump in her breast in May.
Ever since family and friends have rallied round raising funds for the young family so that they can enjoy a holiday together and for Cancer Research.
These include a bike ride and Camborne artist, Dave Marshall, tattooing 56 cancer ribbons, along with a Pink Party, raffle and auction staged at Camborne Rugby Club, all raising £6,400 for Cancer Research.
Collections from Camborne and Redruth pubs raised £400, with thanks to Kevin Stephens at Miners Arms in Redruth who welcomed cyclists with a pasty lunch at the end of sponsored cycle ride from Camborne to Redruth on November 2.
Mel’s close friend, Lisa Jenkin, had a pink ribbon shaved into her hair and Craig Merrill raised £850 in a sponsored bike ride.
Other events still to come are a children’s party to raise awareness of breast cancer and a Mega-Raffle & pasty supper at Penventon Hotel, hosted by Johnny Cowling on February 7.
Organiser and close friend, Deborah Stokes thanked all those supporting the events, which she said were helping Mel who is embarking on a brave campaign to raise awareness among other young women of the importance of examining their bodies.