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Selling art to save a life

PUBLISHED: 10:47 01 July 2019 | UPDATED: 10:56 01 July 2019

Heather Bellamy, who has a rare form of leukemia  Picture: Chris Bishop

Heather Bellamy, who has a rare form of leukemia Picture: Chris Bishop

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An auction in Norfolk is selling art to raise money for a terminally ill mother.

Heather Bellamy, from Downham Market, is battling Leukemia Picture: Chris BishopHeather Bellamy, from Downham Market, is battling Leukemia Picture: Chris Bishop

Downham auctioneers Barry Hawkins is hosting the event to raise money for Heather Bellamy who is battling acute myeloid leukaemia.

The mum-of-four, 48, from Downham Market, has been fighting the form of blood cancer for four years. During that time she has received chemotherapy and two stem cell transplants which have been unsuccessful.

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Ms Bellamy's family set up a gofund me page, called Auntie Heather's Last Chance, at the start of the year to raise £250,000 for life saving treatment in America.

Artwork donated to auction to raise money for Heather BellamyArtwork donated to auction to raise money for Heather Bellamy

The auction will take place at the Soul Cafe in King's Lynn on Thursday, July 4 at 7pm.

Marcus Hawkins, auctioneer at Barry Hawkins, said: "The artwork which was donated to us by Norfolk artists is already up for people to view.

"There are 35 lots in total and all funds raised will go to Heather."

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