An online fundraising page set up to raise money for potential life-saving treatment for a Carlisle PC has passed £60,000.
PC Debbie Hall was diagnosed with bone and liver cancer in 2015 and told that it was terminal. In her search for treatment Debbie found potential life-saving treatment in immunotherapy. The nearest centre for this is in Germany.
Her colleague, Sergeant Chris Blain, set up an internet fundraising page to raise funds for the cost of treatment, travel and subsequent follow-up appointments. The fundraising target is £75,000.
Money has been raised through numerous fundraising challenges, events and donations. The latest of which was a raffle organised by her colleague PC Adrian Braniff that raised £1,200.
To directly donate to the fundraising page please visit: www.gofundme.com/help-save-debbies-life.
Chief Inspector Rod Mackay said: “The public response, and the support from her friends and colleagues, has been incredible. It is brilliant to see the spirit shown to help raise money for Debbie.
“Those who have donated may never have met her but they have recognised a very worthy cause to support in whatever way they can.
“Debbie, an incredibly selfless individual, has spent a great number of years raising thousands of pounds for cancer charities and it is our turn to help her.
“Unfortunately there are not many people who have not lost a loved one due to cancer and that is why supporting causes such as Debbie’s is very important.
“Hopefully it won’t be too long before we can announce that the £75,000 target has been reached.”