Dying Banbury mum’s appeal smashes £15,000 target to secure boys’ future

Sam Kyme with Harry, 8 and Joey, 12 NNL-171113-161624001
Sam Kyme with Harry, 8 and Joey, 12 NNL-171113-161624001

A £15,000 appeal to give a dying Banbury mum peace of mind about her two sons has reached its target in three days thanks to the nation’s generosity.

Generous folk from across the UK took Sam Kyme’s heartbreaking story to their hearts and donated in droves with national media taking up her story.

Ms Kyme, 34, is receiving end of life care and is desperate to raise money for legal fees to ensure a future for her boys Harry, eight, and Joey, 12.

She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in April and started a JustGiving page to pay lawyers’ fees for her two boys to be taken to live in Australia with their aunt after her death.

Her sister Pippa Hughes told the Banbury Guardian yesterday after the target was reached: “It is amazing what the community has done. We never expected in our wildest dreams that this would happen in just three days.

“Sam was on edge before but today she is relaxed and chilled and has been crying happy tears. She can’t believe it’s all going to be okay for her boys.

“She sends huge thanks to everyone, family, friends and complete strangers who have donated to this fund.”

To donate to Ms Kyme’s appeal go to www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/susanna-howard.

Dying Banbury mum in appeal to give her boys a future