Brave cancer patient Jessica raises £300 with a MacMillan Coffee morning

Jessica Simpkins, 28, from Rainworth who has raised �300 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Jessica Simpkins, 28, from Rainworth who has raised �300 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Brave cancer patient Jessica Simpkins has raised £300 with a MacMilllan Coffee morning.

Jessica, 28 of Rainworth held a coffee morning where she served up cakes and buns she cooked herself.

Jessica, who has three tumours in her brain was just three years old when she was diagnosed with her first brain tumour .

She told Chad: “They sorted that one out, but I was told by doctors that the tumours would probably return through my life.

“I was 18 when I got my second one and recently I was told I had another three.

Jessica is waiting for a new set of treatment and new scan at the Queen’s Medical Centre, where the renowned Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre, is based.

She said: “My doctors there are great - they are doing a good job. They are doing research into my tumours.

“They’ve told me they will keep on coming and I might be facing radiotherapy.

“The tumours are very small at the moment but they can grow bigger - they are just keeping an eye on me at the moment.

“I just have to take life as it comes.”

She lives with her mum Jo and step-dad Mike French, on Farnsworth Avenue.

She said: “I have to use a wheelchair sometimes as my walking isn’t that good.

“My helper Denise comes every day except from Saturday and Sunday to give me a hand.”

Jessica keeps herself busy and enjoys baking, sewing and doing jigsaws.

For her coffee morning she baked cakes and hot cross buns she made herself from scratch.

It is the second time she has held a coffee morning - her first coffee morning year raised £240.