Fundraising appeal launched for cancer treatment for Lyme Regis resident

Lyme Regis resident Emma Broome with husband Jon and their daughter Sophie

FRIENDS of Lyme Regis resident Emma Broome are hoping to raise funds for her continuing battle against cancer. 

Emma has been battling bowel cancer for the past three years, but this has sadly now spread to her liver and lungs.

Having undergone four operations and having tried all the chemotherapy drugs that are prescribed through the NHS, Emma’s oncologist has suggested she tries a drug that is not available on the NHS, which she and her family will have to pay for themselves.

This will cost about £1,000 a month through Dorset County Hospital but will give Emma more valuable time to spend with her family.

Emma, aged 54, is married to long-serving lifeboat crew volunteer Jon Broome and they have a 15-year-old daughter, Sophie.

Friend Tracey West has launched an online appeal to raise £3,000 towards the treatment.

She commented: “This is going to place an enormous strain on the family’s finances for Emma to be able to receive the treatment that she badly needs.

“This treatment will give Emma a bit more time with her family. Any donations will be gratefully received.”

You can make a donation online at

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