Overwhelming response for Harold Hill cancer battler Carly Lovett following appeal

18:56 13 August 2014

David Lovett, Joshuaa Lovett and Carly Lovett who was given the news that her brain tumour was terminal earlier this year and has been raising money to fund her treatment which is not avalaible on the NHS.

David Lovett, Joshuaa Lovett and Carly Lovett who was given the news that her brain tumour was terminal earlier this year and has been raising money to fund her treatment which is not avalaible on the NHS.


The kindness of strangers has been “absolutely amazing” for cancer sufferer Carly Lovett and her family who are relying on the “miracle” drug Avastin to prolong her life.

Since her story appeared in the Recorder last week the 31-year-old mum has received around £6,400 in donations to help pay for her brain cancer treatment which is not available on the NHS.

Her husband, David, 31, said: “People are really aware of the situation now.

“We have had a lot more donations going in, people helping out and more people saying they are going to do stuff to raise money.”

With Avastin costing £2,500 a fortnight, the money raised this week will pay for just over a month’s worth of the drug, allowing Carly more precious time with her seven-month-old son Joshua.

People have been giving what they can, whether it be their time, raffle prizes or a donation.

One benefactor gave the family a cheque for £2,500, another donated an iPad Mini and Woodlane Flortists in Dagenham have offered to make a special bouquet for an upcoming raffle.

David said: “We had a couple of cheques dropped round from distant relatives who didn’t really realise the situation because this is the first time some people would have really heard what is happening.”

Carly’s sister, Donna Bush, who is heavily involved in the fundraising side of things said: “A lot of people have been very generous and a few got in contact with me to do their own events.

“It’s been absolutely amazing.”

The next big event will be a back to school disco at Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club where everyone must squeeze into their school uniform or face a £1 fine.

Last weekend Carly was the bridesmaid at her best friend’s wedding and that wouldn’t have been possible without the Avastin which has cost them £20,000 so far.

David said: “We can’t thank the Recorder enough.

“Even if it is just raising awareness of the situation for everybody else, that it is wrong and this should be funded.”

A fundraising page has been set up for donations by Carly’s aunt and has seen almost £3,000 donated in the last week.

If you wish to donate click here.

Read more:

Harold Hill family in cancer drug appeal

Upminster cancer suffering mum Lauren Dixon still alive thanks to fundraisers and Recorder reader’s donations

Upminster cancer battler Lauren Dixon hits £25k target to start ‘miracle drug’ - but fundraising fight not over


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