Fundraisers rally behind Aundrea

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Fundraisers rally behind Aundrea thumbnailAundrea Bannatyne.

BIG-HEARTED fundraisers, touched by the plight of a mum-of-two who needs treatment to prolong her life, held a charity event in Aghadowey recently.
The Three Oaks bar provided the setting for a country and western night on Friday, November 4, for travel agent manager Aundrea Bannatyne, who has been given just six to 12 months to live.
Aundrea is desperate to see her sons growing up after being given the devastating news she has an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer.
The 42-year-old said: "The boys know I have cancer but they don't know how aggressive it is. It's heartbreaking because my ex-husband has moved into the house to stay with the boys and I'm staying at my mum's.
“I'm just so tired all the time and all I want to do is sleep and when I'm not sleeping I'm in pain and I don't want them to see me like that."
Since Aundrea's diagnosis her colleagues at Thomas Cook, known as Aundrea's Army, have rallied behind her.
Calling themselves Aundrea's Army, friends and family are doing everything they can to help the brave mum as they endeavour to raise money for a potentially life-saving treatment.
A diagnosis of cancer is a terrifying experience for anyone, but for Aundrea, from Dundonald, there was an added blow after her surgeon told her the tumour is wrapped around the neck of the pancreas which makes it inoperable.


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