Pendle mum diagnosed with aggressive brain tumour ‘overwhelmed by support’

RAISING AWARENESS: Natalie Cash (far right) with a group of her friends on a pub crawl for Brain Tumour Research (S)
RAISING AWARENESS: Natalie Cash (far right) with a group of her friends on a pub crawl for Brain Tumour Research (S)

An inspirational Pendle mum says she has been left “overwhelmed” by the support shown to her since revealing she is battling an aggressive brain tumour.

Last month, we revealed how Natalie Cash, from Nelson, will be unable to work for the foreseeable future as she focuses on getting herself on the road to recovery.

Her friends and family from across Pendle have been rallying around raising money, and on Friday she and a group of pals took part in Brain Tumour Research’s Crazy Hat Day by organising a pub crawl. The event raised nearly £445 for the charity.

Holy Saviour RC Primary School, where Natalie’s children Jon-James (8) and Stephen (7), are pupils also held their own “Crazy Hair and Hat Day”. When Natalie receives the total amount raised split between her family (75%) and the charity. A raffle was also set to be drawn at the school yesterday, and Natalie’s friends will be helping organise a curry night.

Natalie (31), who had been working night shifts as a carer for children with disabilities before her diagnosis, said: “It has been quite overwhelming. Friday night did take it out of me, and I suffered for a few days after, but it was worth it because of the awareness we raised.

“I will have more MRIs in April and I have a clinical appointment in May, which is when I will probably find out when my brain surgery will be. Hopefully surgery will be at the end of Spring, the beginning of Summer, and then I can try and recover. Onwards and upwards at that point.”

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