More than £3,000 has been raised to help a local tattoo artist - who was unexpectedly struck by an aggressive cancer last year - to make her rent payments as she searches for a wheelchair-accessible home. But more is still needed to keep her family going.
Mum-of-one Fliquet Renouf had her life turned upside down by the shock diagnosis of a late stage and aggressive lymphoma after a year struggling with her health and chronic pain in November last year.
Unable to pay her bills and rent due to being urgently sent to the UK for treatment, her friends, family and colleagues launched a large-scale ‘Fliq Off to Cancer’ fundraiser to help support her throughout the difficult period.
In the end, the team smashed their target, raising more than £30,000 for the mother.
Pictured: Fliquet Renouf and her daughter, Dakota.
Having completed her treatment on the mainland, Fliquet is now back in Jersey, but the covid-19 crisis has now thrown what her friends described as “another unfortunate curveball” and her friends have sprung into fundraising action once more.
“The family’s home rental lease is shortly due to expire and whilst it is automatically extended to the end of September, the cost of the rental property is too high to be managed. It has been advised, due to Fliquet being immunocompromised from her treatment, that the family do not attempt to move immediately,” Harriet Reid wrote on the JustGiving page.
“This in itself is another issue as Fliquet is now wheelchair-bound whilst she works to recover from the fractures in her spine and chest as a result of the cancer, and the property is not wheelchair accessible.
“We will soon be searching for a suitable property, that is wheelchair accessible, allows children and pets and can offer a manageable rent until Fliq is fit enough work again.”
She added: “The ‘Fliq Off To Cancer’ team therefore needs to call on the community for assistance once more. We would be super grateful if anyone was able to donate further to the cause and give Fliquet and family one less thing to worry about.”
The page has so far raised around £3,400, but it’s still got a way to go before its £15,000 target.
Among the supporters has been The Jersey Showman, who last month did a live stream show to raise money to go towards Fliquet and her family.
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