Pier fishing match to pay for holiday for Becky and family
PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 May 2014
FISHING enthusiasts from Weston are holding a fundraising match to enable a mother-of-two with terminal cancer to go on a special holiday with her family.
Becky Buxton, aged 25, suffers from hepatosplenic gamadelta t-cell lymphoma, which is extremely rare and aggressive.
The cancer is continuing to grow, despite chemotherapy treatment, and has now spread to other organs.
Becky, who has two children with her husband Chris – Ava May, aged two, and Charlie, who is nine months old – grew up in Amsterdam and is desperate to return with her family to show them where she grew up.
Her husband Chris is a member of sea angling club Weston Outcasts, and members have been so moved by Becky’s plight they are holding a fundraising fishing event on Clevedon Pier on Sunday to raise funds for the trip.
Steve Debruin, from Weston Outcasts, said: “Only 100 people worldwide have ever been diagnosed with this type of cancer, remission is extremely uncommon, and if they stop treatment she may have a month or two to live.
“Becky is a beautiful young lady who grew up in a small town south of Amsterdam and would like to visit again, to show her husband Chris and their children where she grew up.
“Being heavily involved in the local sea angling fraternity, it was only right that a charity match was organised to help raise funds for this trip. We all work together as a unit when something like this happens and try to do our best to give something back.”
The charity match is being held on Clevedon Pier on Sunday from 8am until noon.
There are still a few places available for the open match and anyone interested in taking part or donating to the cause can call Dan on 07974 792767.