A BRAVE mum-of-six battling inoperable cancer is holding a fundraising event to help her find its cure.

Marie Walsingham, 34, of St Christophers Close, Canvey, is fighting a series of tumours in her liver and lungs.

She is seeking alternative treatment after receiving devastating news from doctors that the cancer is inoperable. Mrs Walsingham, first diagnosed two years ago, has organised a charity barbecue, with stalls, at Smallgains Hall, in Creek Road, Canvey, on April 2.

She said: “It’s been a real fight since I was diagnosed. I had aggressive chemotherapy and part of my liver removed. I then became ill again in December and it’s putting a real strain on us.Inow have three tumours on my lungs, one in my liver and one on my liver.

The doctors said they couldn’t operate due to the tumours being over my main vain.”

Mrs Walsingham, currently being treated at Guy’s Hospital, in London, is appealing for help to fund alternative treatment.

She said: “My husband, Sam, works all the hours God sends to bring a wage in. We’ve had generous support already from people on the island and mainland, which is much appreciated.

“Any donations will be used to fund alternative treatment, travel in the UK and abroad as I get second opinions to help get this cancer out of me. If all fails in the UK, there are options in America and I’ll seek advice there as I know there is laser treatment which targets the cancerous cells, and doesn’t touch the healthy ones.

“I am waiting to hear from my doctors whether this could be a realistic option.”

She praised her husband and six sons, aged between five and 18, for their support.

She said: “I kept the news from the kids over Christmas, and told them in the New Year thatIwas poorly But they’ve been brilliant, particularly the older ones helping with the younger boys.

“I need to beat this again for my children. I want to see my first grandchild, my boys get married and grow old with my husband.”

To donate, visit Marie's fundraising page.