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Friends of a New Buckenham woman have launched a fundraising drive to help her go on honeymoon after learning her cancer has returned




Nelia Worby at the fundraising event at the Kings Head in North Lopham
Nelia Worby at the fundraising event at the Kings Head in North Lopham

Friends of a New Buckenham woman have launched a fundraising drive to help pay for a honeymoon after learning her cancer has returned.

The fund has been set up by Sam Robinson and Rebecca Billings, after they discovered their old school friend, Nelia Worby, was battling cancer for a third time, with doctors telling the 34-year-old it is terminal.

Mrs Worby, 34, a former care worker, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in March, 2016. She underwent chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a double mastectomy before being given the all clear in August, 2017.

Mrs Worby married her partner of six years, Craig Worby, 28, an admin worker, in October, and now has a step-daughter, Mia, 10.

The wedding was brought forward after she collapsed with a seizure while out walking with her husband.

Nelia and Craig Worby on their wedding day last October.
Nelia and Craig Worby on their wedding day last October.

Investigations led to the discovery of two brain tumours and further extensive 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.

“When we heard, Sam had the idea to set up the fundraising page,” said Rebecca, 33.

“We all knew each other at school and we just wanted to help as Nelia has been through such a terrible time.

“With all the hospital visits, she hasn’t been able to have a honeymoon. Anything we can do to help, we will.

“We are hoping to raise £1,500 so she can have a few days away and she wants to go to Devon, as she can’t go abroad because of the treatment. We’d really appreciate it if people would help us.”

Mrs Worby is now having further treatment at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

She and Craig raised £2,600 for Cancer Research UK with the help of the pool team at the King’s Head pub in North Lopham during 2017.

To help Nelia go on honeymoon, visit www.justgiving.com


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