Friends and family in Skegness are rallying around to help a courageous young mum who is suffering from a brain tumour.
Becky Vines was diagnosed with the cancer in 2006 and underwent a major operation to remove the tumour later that year, amazing doctors with her recovery.
Unfortunately, last year Becky, 29, received the devastating news that the cancer had returned and she had to undergo a second operation.
Friends and family have responded by organising a fundrasing night in Skegness this month to contribute to Becky’s care and treatment.
Her brother Dan is helping promote the The Becky Vines Benefit Night at Grand Central on Saturday, January 24.
Dan, a crew member at Skegness Fire Station, said: “There is a new cancer treatment available, called Avastin, but it is extremely expensive and not provided on the NHS. Funds raised will go towards purchasing the drug if Becky’s course of chemotherapy is unsuccessful, any excess is being donated to Brain Tumour UK.”
He added: “Becky is the bravest person I have ever met. She is just getting on with things and is trying to live a normal life.”
A former learning support assistant at Linkage Community Trust, Becky lives in Tetford near Horncastle and has a four-year-old daughter Phoebe.
She is due to start chemotherapy at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield in the next few weeks, which is expected to last up to nine months.
The benefit night has been organised by Becky’s friends Natasha Connor, Lorraine Porter and Zoe Daley. Natasha is a member of the Soul Solution band that will be playing on the night.
The event starts 7.30pm and also includes a disco, food, raffle and auction.
Tickets, adults £10, under 12’s £6 and under 2’s free are available from Allsorts, Lumley Road, Skegness.