THE DEVOTED husband of a cancer-stricken woman has opened a charity shop as part of an on-going fundraising appeal to raise £200,000 for her life-saving treatment.
Roger Carty, of Chesterfield, was devastated when his wife Amanda was diagnosed at the end of last year with a rare brain tumour and she was given just three months to live.
But following research into the Glioblastoma Grade 4 brain tumour, Roger discovered a treatment and possible cure at the Burzynski Clinic, in America, so the couple has set up the Amanda Carty Cancer Trust with fantastic fundraising plans including the charity shop at Unit 16, on Storforth lane, Trading Estate.
Roger said: “Amanda was told there was no known cure for this type of cancer and she had only three months to live. This was devastating for the whole family.
“But now the Amanda Carty Trust has been set up in a bid to raise awareness about brain cancer and to raise funds for Amanda’s treatment in America.”
Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital examined the mum-of-two and feared any surgery would be too risky and she has undergone gruelling treatment at Sheffield’s Weston Park Hospital including radiotherapy and chemotherapy which has left her very ill and suffering with paralysis down her right side.
But Roger’s fundraising drive is well underway after holding a music evening at The Arkwright centre, on Friday, and the charity shop is hosting an open day, on Saturday. Other events include a 10k Run, a Zumba Day and a 166 mile bike ride. Visit the Amanda Carty Cancer Trust page on Facebook or email email@example.com for details.