Community continue to support Nelson mum battling brain tumour

Natalie Cash, Susan Thompson, Becca Mousley and Laura Roach who are organising a fund-raiser for Brain Tumor Research.

Natalie Cash, Susan Thompson, Becca Mousley and Laura Roach who are organising a fund-raiser for Brain Tumor Research.

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Around £1,700 has been raised for charity and the family of a mum-of-two battling an aggressive brain tumour.

Last month we revealed how Natalie Cash (31), from Nelson, was given the diagnosis, having been suffering from tiredness and headaches.

As she cannot work for the forseeable future, the community has been rallying around raising money for her and for Brain Tumour Research.

From a crazy hat day, to a pub crawl, to a raffle, a number of events and donations have left Natalie completely “overwhelmed”.

And now her friend Laura Roach (33), from Colne, has thanked everybody, from family and pals to complete strangers, for their continued support.

She said: “A lot of people have come together, and Natalie would like to thank everybody. It is a cracking amount we have got so far, and every penny helps make a difference.

“It has raised some awareness, which is what we wanted it to do. When things like this happen it shows there are lovely people out there, who will do that little bit extra to help. It brings something positive out of something negative.

“We have also spoken to Coun. Mohammed Iqbal about holding a curry night down at Nelson Cricket Club in May. This will be the last event before Natalie gets her operation dates, so we want to make it as successful as we can.”

Natalie has a clinical appointment next month, where it is believed she will find out her surgery date.

The mum ofJon-James (8) and Stephen (7), both pupils at Holy Saviour RC Primary School, has been referred to Leeds General Infirmary and has developed epilepsy. To make a donation go to www.gofundme.com/cashfamily