Coffee morning arranged to help send Nelia from New Buckenham on honeymoon
A New Buckenham woman, who is battling cancer for the third time, looks set to have the honeymoon of her dreams thanks to a fundraising campaign.
Two weeks ago, the Diss Express highlighted the story of Nelia Worby, 34, a former care worker who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in March, 2016.
After undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a double mastectomy, she was given the all clear in August, 2017.
Nelia married her partner of six years, Craig Worby, 28, an admin worker, in October, last year. The wedding was brought forward however after she collapsed while out walking.
Investigations led to the discovery of two brain tumours and further treatment at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. The treatment appeared to be successful, but, on Christmas Eve, Mrs Worby learned the brain tumour had returned during a routine check and was told the cancer was terminal.
Old school friends Sam Robinson and Rebecca Billings started a fundraising campaign. At first, they were worried they would not raise enough money and asked us for help.
Since our article appeared in print, and online, the fund has shot up from £240 to more than £1,700.
A coffee morning has now also been set up on Saturday by author Amanda Hartley, who runs the village’s Facebook page.
“People have been so generous with their donations for raffle prizes, with one resident even offering Nelia the use of her cottage in Devon, which is where she wants to go,” said Mrs Hartley. “Businesses have been helping too, as well as people from surrounding villages and it has just been incredible.”
Rebecca Billings said: “We can’t thank the Diss Express enough for making such a massive difference to our fund.”
The coffee morning is at New Buckenham Village Hall between 10am and 11.30am, this Saturday, January 26.
There will be cake and raffles.
To help Nelia go on honeymoon, click here: www.justgiving.com