Press

West Sussex County Times – 11 June 2015

Mum wins battle for cancer drug
by Simon Robb

A mum said she was ‘absolutely elated’ after a cancer drug was re-approved for use by the NHS following her online petition… [read more]


Mail Online – 19 April 2015

Terminally ill woman says NHS is tearing her away from daughters
by Ollie Gillman

A terminally-ill cancer sufferer has accused the NHS of denying her two daughters their mother by refusing to fund a potentially life-extending drug… [read more]


Mirror – 19 April 2015

Terminally ill woman accuses NHS of robbing her daughters of their mum
by Hayley Coyle

Jemma Peacock, 31, suffers from a rare stomach cancer known as Wild Type Gastrointestinal and needs three types of drugs… [read more]


West Sussex County Times – 29 March 2015

MP to Back Storrington Mother’s Campaign
by James Oxenham

MP for Arundel and South Downs Nick Herbert will be backing a campaign to help a Storrington mother get a life prolonging drug… [read more]


Worthing Herald – 26 March 2015

Jemma’s petition to secure life-saving drug hits milestone

A petition started by a mother-of-two suffering from a rare form of cancer has received more than 100,000 signatures… [read more]


BBC Radio Humberside – 25 March 2015

Jayne Bressington
by Carl Wheatley and Lizzie Rose

A woman from Bridlington with a rare form of stomach cancer is urging the NHS not to withdraw a drug which she says is extending her life… [listen to the show]


Bridlington Free Press – 20 March 2015

Brave Laura’s petition hits 100,000
by Stewart Paterson

A mum with an extremely rare form of incurable cancer is urging the government and NHS to reconsider withdrawing a drug… [read more]


Press Release – 20 March 2015

Petition Success for Young Sussex Dad with Rare Cancer
by Andy Cairns

East Grinstead’s Sam Waller helps collect 100,000 signatures on an online petition to force Parliamentary debate to reinstate funding for his “last-resort” cancer drug Regorafenib… [read more]


Press Release – 20 March 2015

Petition Success for Young Yorkshire Mum with Rare Cancer
by Andy Cairns

Bridlington’s Laura Todd helps collect 100,000 signatures on an online petition to force Parliamentary debate to reinstate funding for her “last-resort” cancer drug Regorafenib… [read more]


The Argus – 20 March 2015

Cancer drugs funding fight to hit Parliament
by Siobhan Ryan

A terminally-ill mother has secured a Parliamentary debate on cancer drug funding after a successful celebrity-backed Twitter campaign…. [read more]


West Sussex County Times – 19 March 2015

Storrington mother’s campaign for ‘life-prolonging’ drug
by James Oxenham

‘Overwhelming’ support for Storrington mother’s campaign as petition reaches 100,000 signatures… [read more]


East Grinstead Online – 19 March 2015

Petition tops 100,000 – but now the battle begins
by Bluebell Digital

The news that their online petition will force a House of Commons debate on the decision to remove a life-prolonging drug from patients with terminal cancer brought new hope to the Waller family last night… [read more]


Press Release – 18 March 2015

100,000 Voices Force Debate on Cancer Drug Cuts
by Andy Cairns

Sussex’s Jemma Peacock & her ambitious online campaign successfully collects 100,000 signatures to force Parliamentary debate on drug funding… [read more]


BBC Radio Sussex – 18 March 2015

Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Soames and Michelle Waller
by Danny Pike

Let me tell you, first of all I had a letter from Michelle Waller last week and I’ve replied to her saying I will certainly sign the petition which I have done but also emailed yesterday the secretary of state for health… [listen to the show]


Yorkshire Coast Radio – 17 March 2015

Laura Todd on the Paddy Billington Show
by Paddy Billington

I’ve got a cancer called GastroIntestinal Stromal Tumours which is GIST for short, it’s a cancer of the digestive system, a really rare cancer that is not very well known about… [listen to the show]


The Argus – 17 March 2015

Help cancer mum in her drug battle
by Siobhan Ryan

A rallying call has gone out to help a terminally ill mother hit her first target in a battle to use a life-extending drug… [read more]


Mirror – 16 March 2015

“Without withdrawn cancer drug I will never see my daughters grow up”
by Helena Horton

On Mother’s Day, these young mums begged the public to sign a petition asking for a drug that battles a rare kind of cancer to be reinstated to the NHS list of approved drugs… [read more]


Press Release – 15 March 2015

Young Yorkshire Mum’s Campaign for 100,000 Petition Signatures
by Andy Cairns

Laura Todd is just 31. She lives in Bridlington with fiancée Christopher and their lovely daughter Amber. In 2006 she was diagnosed with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST), a rare cancer found in the digestive system… [read more]


BBC Radio Sussex – 12 March 2015

Sam and Michelle Waller on the Danny Pike Show
by Danny Pike

So let’s meet Sam and Michelle Waller from East Grinstead, they’re with me in the studio, Good Morning you two… [listen to the show]


Press Release – 10 March 2015

Will 10000 Voices Say “Yes” to Drugs for Jemma’s Rare Cancer
by Andy Cairns

Jemma Peacock is just 31. She lives in Storrington in West Sussex and has two lovely daughters. She was expecting her second child when she was diagnosed with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST)… [read more]


ITV News – 9 March 2015

Northampton man fights plans to cut cancer drug
by Olivia Paterson

Richard Bassett and his girlfriend Victoria are setting up home in Northampton. But they are doing it knowing at any time Richard could fall seriously ill… [read more and watch video]


East Grinstead Courier – 9 March 2015

Cancer patient urges Government to reinstate drug
by Dave Comeau

A man who has been told he has inoperable cancer is pleading with the Government to reverse a decision to withdraw funding for a drug which could extend his life… [read more]


East Grinstead Online – 9 March 2015

New hope for young father with cancer
by Bluebell Digital

Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition asking the Government to reconsider its decision to withdraw drugs which will prolong the life of an East Grinstead dad suffering from cancer… [read more]


BBC Radio 5 live – 7 March 2015

Jemma Peacock on the Stephen Nolan Show
by Stephen Nolan

Jemma Peacock is with us this evening, Jemma is 31, a mother of two in Sussex. Five years ago she discovered she had a rare form of cancer in the form of a tumour, in other words cancer of the digestive system… [listen to the show]


BBC TV South East Today – 7 March 2015

East Grinstead Mother calling on 100,000 people to Support Petition
by Ceri Perkins

Sam Waller is grateful for every precious moment he spends with his young family. He’s been suffering from a cancer called GastroIntestinal Stromal Tumour or GIST for almost five years… [watch the video]


Press Release – 6 March 2015

Huge Campaign for Young East Sussex Dad with Rare Cancer
by Andy Cairns

Sam Waller 35 lives in East Grinstead with his wife Michelle and two young sons Joseph (4 ½) and Henry (1 ½).  Sam has Wild-Type Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST), a rare, incurable cancer found in the digestive system which was diagnosed just a week before Joseph was born… [read more]


The Mail on Sunday – 1 March 2015

The cancer patients left praying their tumours grow…
by Stephen Adams

Desperate cancer patients have been put in the ‘bizarre’ position of hoping their conditions deteriorate so they can get a drug that will soon be withdrawn from the NHS… [read more]


All About Horsham (AAH) Magazine – March edition

Jemma Peacock in the News Roundup
by Ben Morris

The plight of a Storrington woman diagnosed with a rare form of cancer has led to thousands of people signing an online petition… [read more on pages 10 & 12]


The Argus – 26 February 2015

I want to be able to see my girls grow up
by Siobhan Ryan

All Jemma Peacock wants to do is see her adored children grow up and get married.
Like every proud mother, she dotes on her two daughters and wants to spend as much time with them as she possibly can… [read more]


West Sussex County Times & West Sussex Gazette – 26 February 2015

Storrington mother’s campaign for ‘life-prolonging’ drug
by James Oxenham

A Storrington mother is fighting to see her ‘children grow up’ after an announcement that funding for a ‘life-prolonging’ drug is to be removed by the NHS… [read more]


Shoreham Herald & Herald Series – 26 February 2015

Mum’s petition to get cancer drug reinstated
by Fay Tate

A mother-of-two living with a rare form of cancer is urging people to sign a petition to reinstate a drug that she believes will prolong her life… [read more]


Press Release – 16 February 2015

Huge Campaign for Young Sussex Mother with Rare Cancer
by Andy Cairns

Jemma Peacock is just 31. She lives in Storrington and has two lovely daughters. She was expecting her second child when she was diagnosed with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST), a rare cancer found in the digestive system.  She needed ten blood transfusions and nearly died… [read more]


BBC TV South Today – 11 February 2015

Storrington Mum left with no hope for the future
by BBC

Jemma Mitchel was expecting her second child when she found she had cancer. She needed ten blood transfusions and nearly died…  [watch the video]


Press Release – 16 January 2015

Call for Reinstatement of ‘Last Resort’ Life-extending Cancer Drug to Cancer Drug Fund List
by GIST Support UK

Many patients with a rare form of stomach cancer are set to lose invaluable time with
their families after the decision to withdraw the only drug available to them from the
Cancer Drug Fund (CDF) list… [read more]

 

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