'Shirts and chic' event a hit for Natalie
PUBLISHED: 13:19 10 September 2014 | UPDATED: 13:19 10 September 2014
A glittering charity fundraiser for a Withycombe mum with cancer has raised more than £6,000.
Natalie Hurley, 35, and her family and friends are trying to raise £20,000 for a treatment which could stop her inoperable cancer spreading, giving her more time with her children.
Events have been held all over Exmouth to help with the appeal, and the latest, a ‘Shirts and Chic’ fundraiser, took place at Woodbury Park.
Natalie’s friend, Adrienne Kamester, who helped to organise the event, said: “In total we raised £6,130 on the night, which is an absolutely amazing amount.
“The auction made £3,703 and the raffle £1,100.
“We’re all absolutely thrilled that it went so well.
“There was such a feeling of community there, with everyone pulling together in a good cause. It was a very special evening.”
She thanked the auctioneer, Piers Motley, and everyone who donated auction lots and prizes, as well as Stewart Molyneux and the team at Woodbury Park.
“We couldn’t have done it without them,” said Adrienne.
Stewart, the venue’s sales and marketing manager, said: “We were more than happy to help out.
“It was brilliant to be able to help such a fantastic cause.”
Natalie was diagnosed with mouth cancer three years ago, which has since spread to her leg and lungs.
The money being raised will pay for an alternative treatment, not available on the NHS, which could stop the cancer spreading, giving Natalie more time with her three sons – Tait, two, Jensen, five, and Rocca, seven.
Donate to the Love, Life and Natalie fund at www.youcaring.com or at Exmouth’s TSB branch.