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Fundraising saves King's Lynn family from eviction

PUBLISHED: 09:52 11 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:52 11 May 2015

Lee Goldsmith - just 2 days before he went to critical care - Picture submitted

Lee Goldsmith - just 2 days before he went to critical care - Picture submitted

Archant

A west Norfolk family has been saved from possible eviction after their money dried up when the breadwinner was diagnosed with leukaemia and hospitalised.

Keeley Fletcher is fundraising for her brother-in-law Lee Goldsmith, 38, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia - a cancer of blood-forming cells in the bone marrow - in March.

He is currently in critical care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

Mr Goldsmith, his eight months’ pregnant partner Laura Hall, 30, and their 18-month-old son Albie Goldsmith were facing eviction from their rented home in Saddlebow Road, Lynn, before money was raised to secure their accommodation.

Mrs Fletcher, 39, a mother-of-three who works as a payroll manager, and lives near the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Lynn, said: “When Lee found out he has leukaemia his world was turned upside down.

“Since March 5 he’s been hospitalised. He is fighting hard against this horrible disease.

“Their bills were mounting up and they had nothing to pay them with. Lee is a roofer and is just getting statutory sick pay, which does not go far.

“They were worried the bailiffs would be knocking on the door and they would be evicted.

“By easing some of the financial burden through the fundraising, I’m hoping they can enjoy the time they are able to spend together a little more.

“We have raised more than £2,700 and I would like to thank everyone in Lynn for being so supportive. It has really taken quite a big weight off their minds at such an awful time.”

If you can help, visit www.gofundme.com/s7ygcg8s. Are you fundraising to help a relative in west Norfolk? Email david.bale2@archant.co.uk

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