'Amazing' response in support of Sheffield mum-of-three struck with cancer

Eilish Jennings pictured with her children Elise, Billy and Tom.
Eilish Jennings pictured with her children Elise, Billy and Tom.
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Almost £200,000 has been raised in support of a cancer-stricken Sheffield mum-of-three who is desperate to see her children grow up.

Full Monty shows at Farm Road Sports and Social Club and the Sheffield Trades and Labour has took the total raised to help Eilish Jennings get specialist treatment not available on the NHS to more than £190,000.

Eilish, 36, was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2016 when 34 weeks pregnant with twins and went on to have a double mastectomy and was told the treatment had been successful.

But she was dealt the devastating blow that cancer had returned in March - on the second birthday of her twin boys - and was told it was something that wasn't curable on the NHS.

Her devoted friends and family launched a campaign in the hope of raising £300,000 to fund the treatment and a Full Monty show at Farm Road brought in more than £1,700.

EIlish's partner Simon Hobson said: "I never really thought about the fundraising at first because we never stopped to think about it.

"Somebody suggested launching an appeal to us and we just went with it and the support has been amazing. We've just been focusing on Eilish and she has got her final chemotherapy session on Thursday and is doing well."

Eilish has also been to Portugal to see a specialist and hopes to return. She said she was seeking the treatment abroad so that she could see her 'beautiful children' - Elise, Billy and Tom grow up.

Simon said: "Eilish looks well to me and if she looks well, she is doing well. I think she is getting to the stage where she is hoping not to go down the chemotherapy route because it is so gruelling."

The family hope to hold another auction of sports memorabilia, which Simon said he hoped to organise 'in the next few months.'

For more information or to donate search Eilish's Cancer Treatment Fund on Facebook.