A CANCER patient who successfully secured the right to receive a life-prolonging drug has donated more than £7000 to the hospital treating currently her.

Mum-of-two Lesley Brown has thanked the Barry community for helping her raise £7048.32 which she has recently donated to Velindre hospital in Cardiff.

Lesley has as yet been unable to begin taking Avastin – which can extend the lives of women with ovarian cancer – until her blood pressure lessens, but she has been informed the cancer levels in her blood have dropped.

45-year-old Lesley, of The Rise, said: ““I just want to say thank you to the community and everybody who has supported me and asked about me – I love all that – and the prizes and their time. I am overwhelmed with the support and we are going to have another fundraiser.”

Lesley is due to become a grandmother for the first time in October.

To add to Lesley’s fundraising total, visit www.justgiving.com/lesley-woolcock