Members of the Le Port community have raised over £1,000 in support of one of their friends who was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
45-year-old Adam Lane is currently in the hospital and is facing six to eight weeks of radiotherapy.
When his friend Matt Daly heard the news, he decided to try and do something to help the father-of-two out, “especially during struggling times like these days”.
“I’ve known Adam for at least five or six years,” Matt said. “We met down Le Port - we have such an amazing, loving community down there. Everyone with their vans enjoying each other, the surf, the beach and the beautiful scenery.
“Adam turned up one day in his van and was welcomed with open arms by all of us, as everyone is. of He is a top guy who will go out of his way to help anyone when needed.”
Adam is the third ‘Le Port’ friend to be diagnosed with cancer in less than a year as Matt explained.
To support them, the community managed to create fundraising events at the Watersplash, helping raise tens of thousands of pounds for treatment and to cover rents and travel costs for their families.
Last December, they organised a night of live music, DJs, games, a ‘people auction’, raffle and more to raise funds for Fliquet Renouf - the talented local tattoo artist behind ‘Stained Tattoo Co’ – after she was diagnosed with a late-stage and aggressive lymphoma.
Due to current restrictions around public events, Matt said it wasn’t possible to hold an event for Adam so he decided to set up a JustGiving page.
“In less than 24 hours of making the JustGiving page, we already managed to raise £1,000 which is incredible,” Matt said. “Jersey really does have the most amazing community.”
Pictured: Adam and Matt met at Le Port.
At the time of writing, the page has raised just over £1,100 out of its £5,000 target.
While Adam was embarrassed at first when he heard about the fundraising page, he said he had been “blown away” by everyone’s efforts, adding it was “humbling”.
“I was not expecting this in the slightest, he said. “It’s been emotional... I’m trying to think of a way to thank all of them.
“People at Le Port are absolutely amazing. Everybody looks after each other. I miss it!”
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