Support continues to flood in for Sheffield mum-of-three struck with cancer

Sports memorabilia and tickets will be on offer at an auction to raise money for a cancer-stricken Sheffield mum-of-three who is desperate to see her children grow up.

Thursday, 26th April 2018, 1:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th April 2018, 1:26 pm
Eilish pictured with Elise, Billy and Tom.

Friends and family of Eilish Jennings will hold the event at Genting Casino, Arundel Gate, on Saturday, May 19 in the hope of helping her to reach the £300,000 she needs to fund treatment abroad.

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 last month - on the second birthday of her twin boys - and was told it was something that wasn't curable on the NHS.

Her devoted partner Simon Hobson launched a fundraising campaign to help fund treatment abroad and a staggering £130,000 has already flooded in, in just a month.

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Now, Javvina Lim has organised the event at the Genting, which will also include live music from Andrew Cox and Lucy Milburn, who appeared in this year's The Voice.

Simon said Eilish, 36, had now received two chemotherapy treatments and had also been to Portugal to see a specialist for a trial.

He added: "We are doing alright. She is a couple of chemotherapy treatments down the line now and due another next week. Then after that, she will have a scan and then hopefully we will get some results within a week.

"We took a massive positive from the Portugal trip. Eilish came back like a new person when she came back and we're hoping to visit there quite frequently."

Eilish said she was seeking treatment not available on the NHS so that she could see her 'beautiful children' - Elise, Billy and Tom grow up.