Buckets of support in Cirencester for Lyndsey's dying wish
A BRAVE former Cirencester Deer Park student who raised thousands for cancer charities has been told she has just two years left to live.
Lyndsey Roughton thought she had beaten cancer twice since she was first diagnosed in 2009.
But now doctors have broken the devastating news that the 27-year-old’s brain tumour has returned and this time it is terminal.
Family and friends from across Cirencester have been desperately rallying together to raise the funds needed to give Lyndsey the holiday of her dreams before time runs out.
Lyndsey’s aunt, Liz Maw, said: "There’s nothing that the doctors can do for Lyndsey this time. It’s so sad because she thought she had beaten it but she’s such a positive person, she’s keeping us all together."
Liz, who works at The Friar Tuck Fish and Chip Shop in Cirencester, said it had always been a dream of Lyndsey’s to go to Thailand and Vietnam and they hoped to make that become a reality.
"But she can’t wait; time is not on her side," Liz said, "so we are fundraising to help her achieve that dream."
Events have been organised across the district for former Cirencester College student Lyndsey, who now lives in Manchester with her parents.
This week purple fundraising buckets for the Purple Heart Brain Tumour Fund have been put in several Cirencester shops including Friar Tuck's and Dobbies Garden Centre, where Lyndsey’s sister Leigh works.
And several local businesses have got onboard, with The Bee’s Knees hosting a special request night featuring local singer Pavo, and Ben’s Balloons donating 1,000 personalised purple balloons to support the campaign.
So far fundraising efforts have tipped over the £5,000 mark, but there is still a long way to go until the charity reaches its £10,000 target by August this year.
Lyndsey’s family will be fundraising at South Cerney’s Street Party and Duck Race on June 4 with a charity stall, selling purple bandanas, wristbands and sweets.
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