A FUND-RAISING campaign has been launched so a terminally ill mum can make everlasting memories with her young son.

Former Prudhoe resident Vicky Myers (34) has been given just months to live after doctors discovered cancer in her liver and ribcage.

Vicky’s childhood friend Lorraine Mulgrew has set up a fund-raising page to ensure Vicky and her eight-year-old son William can make memories in the time she has left, and also to support him with future care.

William’s father John Myers, well-known to musicians throughout the county through his job as a tutor with Northumberland County Council’s Music Partnership North, died in 2015.

Vicky, who now lives in Thornaby in Teesside, was given the devastating recent cancer diagnosis just a week after her father died from long-term health problems.

She had already beaten triple-negative breast cancer two years ago after discovering a lump.

She underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy to prevent the disease returning, but was told last month that the disease had returned and doctors could not save her.

The fund-raising campaign launched by Lorraine is aimed at bringing some positivity into a tragic situation.

Lorraine said: “We’ve been best friends since we were 11. It’s horrendous, I’ve never gone through something like this before.

“Her main concern is William. That’s why we’re trying to raise the money. The money that will be raised is to try and do something with him in the time Vicky has, and the money left over will all go to his care, to pay for things like trainers and clothes.

“I can’t begin to imagine what Vicky is going through or what she will have to face over the coming months, but with a little help, we can make her last few months ones William can cherish forever.”

The campaign has raised more than £7,500 since it was launched earlier this month, and the public support has helped to lift Vicky’s spirits. Lorraine continued: “We’re absolutely overwhelmed by how generous people have been, even strangers who don’t know us.

“We’ve got no way of thanking these people. It’s really lifted Vicky’s spirits and inspired her to fight more.

“She didn’t realise how many people actually cared about her.”

The target is to raise a total of £10,000 to support Vicky and William.

Donations can be made to Vicky and William’s fund at justgiving.com/crowdfunding/vickymyers.