Family raises much needed charity funds

Jessica Holmes, two, who has leukaemia, with her mum Mandy
Jessica Holmes, two, who has leukaemia, with her mum Mandy
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The family of Jessica Holmes is raising money for her treatment as well as for the charity Ronald McDonald House.

Jessica’s mum Mandy lived in Morecambe for 12 years and worked for Bare Hall carers.

She has since set up her own business Mandy’s Home Help but had to put work aside to look after Jessica full-time.

“My customers have been brilliant and have all said they will wait for me,” she said.

“They have all kept in touch.”

The family is raising money for the Jessica Holmes Family Fund, having so far raised around £650.

Mandy said: “There are lots of extra costs when your child has cancer but people in the community have been so kind.

“The Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Garstang have been fundraising and lots of other people have been so generous by giving us food and money to help us through a difficult time.”

Mandy is also planning to do a sponsored bike ride in the New Year to raise money for Ronald McDonald House, where the family stayed for a month after Jessica’s diagnosis.

Donations can be made through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/534263209993430.