Fundraising for a local mum battling cancer is continuing, despite her recent passing, with the aim of now supporting her children who are left behind.

Newquay mum Debbie Morton sadly lost her fight with cancer at the end of October, aged 54, after Metastatic Osteosarcoma (primary bone cancer) spread to her lungs.

The fundraiser, which was initially established to help Debbie fight the disease, has now been refocused to support her two young children, Huey, aged five, and Joni-Rae, three.

Friends and family are committed to keeping her spirit and memory alive, and ensuring her little ones are taken care of in these trying times.

First prize in the fundraising draw is a campervan, followed by holidays in Cornwall as second and third prizes. 

The fundraising page, set up by Alice Brown and Milo Locke, states: "We were trying to raise funds that would allow Debbie to explore vital alternative treatments with integrative doctors and functional medicine, which the NHS sadly could not provide, to allow her as much time with Huey (5) and Joni-Rae (3) as possible.

"Debbie was incredibly positive about her recovery with these alternative treatments, so we can be consoled in knowing that, at the very least, she passed away with a positive and hopeful heart."

Another of the organisers, Hayley Lawrence, added: "However, we will still be continuing with our fundraising efforts.

"The money raised will go to supporting Debbie’s two young children.

"She will be missed my so many of us.

"And we want to do the best we can by her to support her little ones."

The community has organised a grand prize draw, with proceeds going towards supporting Huey and Joni-Rae.

Falmouth Packet: The fundraiser has since been refocused to support her two young children, Huey, 5, and Joni-Rae, 3

For just £15 per ticket, participants stand to win a converted Citroen Relay L3H2 1.9L van, a Cornish holiday package valued at over £600, or a family holiday for five said to be worth £450. 

Generous members of the local community have sponsored these prizes.

First prize is a lovingly converted camper van cherished by Debbie, now awaiting a new owner ready for new adventures.

Equipped and ready for a European journey, the mobile home holds memories representative of Debbie’s adventurous spirit.

Second prize is a holiday package for two, featureing the best of Cornwall with a three-day experience overlooking Bedruthan Steps.

The prize also includes a range of activities, meals and goodie bundle all donated by other local businesses. 

Third prize is a three-night stay at Macdonald's Farm, near Padstow for five people. 

Banners and posters for this event can be found on the Crowdfunder page, and organisers are requesting support from the community to spread the word and honour a dearly missed local mother while supporting her children’s future.

If you wish to contribute towards the £42,000 goal and enter the prize draw in memory of Debbie, visit the website at

Every £15 donated gets one ticket into the draw, with entries closing at midnight on Saturday, November 25, and the draw taking place the following day.