Community raise £2,405 for Jamie

Friends and family gather for a coffee morning for Ilkeston man Jamie Cragg who is battling Cancer, pictured from left are Jamie's sisters Victoria Cragg and Michelle Green, Jamie's fiancee Lisa Clarke, Jamie's Mum Alison Cragg and nephew Finnan Green
Friends and family gather for a coffee morning for Ilkeston man Jamie Cragg who is battling Cancer, pictured from left are Jamie's sisters Victoria Cragg and Michelle Green, Jamie's fiancee Lisa Clarke, Jamie's Mum Alison Cragg and nephew Finnan Green

The Ilkeston community have rallied around to raise thousands of pounds for an Ilkeston dad who is battling terminal cancer.

Jamie Cragg, 29, was diagnosed with colan cancer earlier this year and is currently undergoing intense treatment at hospital.

He was told he has just three years left to live but his family are hoping to raise enough funds to pay for a treatment that would not be offered to him on the NHS.

A coffee morning held at Ebenezer Church to raise funds for Jamie saw more than £2,000 raised in just four hours, with hundreds of people turning up to show heir support.

His sister Michelle Green, said: “It was fantastic. I don’t know exactly how many people came but there were hundreds.”

The event was organised by Jamie’s mum Alison’s house and was originally meant to be held at her house but the venue was changed due to the amount of people that had said they wanted to go.

The total amount raised was £2,405.68 and will add to money already donated by friends and family of the popular dad of one.

In the event that Jamie cannot have the treatment -called Hipec- the funds will go towards a dream trip to America for him to enjoy with his five-year-old son Joshua and fiancé Lisa Clarke, who he plans to marry next year.

Following his diagnosis he underwent surgery to remove a tumour but it was found that the cancer had spread to his stomach.

A website has been set up for anybody who wants to donate to Jamie’s fund. Log onto jamiecragg.co.uk