Melbourn Hub fundraiser for Meldreth woman with malignant insulinoma

PUBLISHED: 15:30 15 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:30 15 August 2018

Enjoying the fundraising cream tea at the Melbourn Hub. Picture: Clive Porter

Enjoying the fundraising cream tea at the Melbourn Hub. Picture: Clive Porter

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The Melbourn Hub was abuzz during a cream tea fundraiser for a woman with a terminal illness.

Johanna Barnaby with a collection box at the fundraising cream tea at the Melbourn Hub. Picture: Clive PorterJohanna Barnaby with a collection box at the fundraising cream tea at the Melbourn Hub. Picture: Clive Porter

The fundraiser last Sunday was in aid of Meldreth’s Lysa Kemp, who has been receiving lutate therapy at Addenbrooke’s Hospital for an incurable malignant insulinoma.

The treatment wasn’t funded by the NHS and has been provided exceptionally on compassionate grounds. Now she needs more therapy to extend her life further, but this will have to be privately funded at a cost of £28,000.

More than 100 well-wishers were at the fundraiser, with businesses donating prizes to a raffle.

Zach Barnaby with raffle tickets at the fundraising cream tea at the Melbourn Hub. Picture: Clive PorterZach Barnaby with raffle tickets at the fundraising cream tea at the Melbourn Hub. Picture: Clive Porter

Johanna Barnaby, one of the organisers, said: “There has been huge support, and as much as £21,000 has been raised in just two months in the form of activities including a fun run and a bike marathon from London to Cambridge.

“This means that Lysa can start her treatment in a couple of weeks.”

Johanna’s husband Gregg covered the 62-mile bike ride in just under five hours, and for the latest event her son Zach helped with the raffle tickets.

To make a donation visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stuartkemp1.

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