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Walkers raise cash for cancer drug

PUBLISHED: 16:31 29 April 2010 | UPDATED: 11:40 23 August 2010

A GROUP of friends raised more than £12,000 to pay for a cancer sufferers vital medication. Nikki Phelps, 37, of Wrangling Lane, Luddesdown, is battling multiple endocrine neoplasis (MEN1) and is struggling to pay for her £100-a-day wonder drug, as revea

A GROUP of friends raised more than £12,000 to pay for a cancer sufferers vital medication.

Nikki Phelps, 37, of Wrangling Lane, Luddesdown, is battling multiple endocrine neoplasis (MEN1) and is struggling to pay for her £100-a-day wonder drug, as revealed in the Reporter this month.

About 80 walkers took part in the 18-mile trek which took them from the Railway Tavern, in Lower Rochester Road, Higham, around the Hoo Peninsula and finishing at the Tudor Rose, High Street, Upnor on Sunday.

Debbie Ferrara, 37, from Sole Street, helped organise the walk.

She said: "We are estimating we will have raised somewhere between £6,000 and £8,000 once the

sponsorship comes in.

"We've now raised more than £12,000 in total, which should buy her about four months of drugs."

Mrs Phelps' cancer has spread so quickly that the only chance of prolonging her life is the drug Sunitinib, which is costing her about £3,000 per month.

Visit www.nikki-fundraising.co.uk to make a donation.

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