FRIENDS from Weaverham are doing whatever they can to support the family of a mother who died after battling cancer for more than two years.

Natalie Lyons, a mother of two young children aged one and eight, sadly passed away two weeks ago from stage four breast cancer.

Friends of the 32-year-old have planned an afternoon of fundraisers to take the burden off her parents and cover the cost of her funeral, which will take place on Friday.

And any additional funds raised will go towards providing for the future of her children.

Natalie Hulse, one of her friends who has helped to organise the fundraisers, says that she wanted to do anything she could to help out.

“Natalie was one in a million, a fantastic mum to her two boys, someone who loved life and took everything in her stride,” she said.

“She took nothing for granted and made the most of every second.

“She was brave and beautiful, loving and loved, and will be missed so much by all her family and friends.

“It is awful what her family has had to go through, and we have set up this fundraiser to try and do whatever we can for them.”

On Sunday, Natalie will be selling cakes outside her home on Lime Avenue in Weaverham from midday, and there will also be a raffle to win locally donated prizes.

After the cake sale, 10 friends will be walking 10 miles from Weaverham to Knutsford.

“Members of Natalie’s family will be coming down for the fundraisers and we will be wearing special t-shirts,” Natalie added.

“Our friends make amazing cakes and will be providing them for free and everyone has children, so we thought that this would be a good way to raise money.

“People have been amazing in donating prizes for a raffle, with all the money raised going into the fund.”

Natalie has set up an online donations page where people can contribute if they wish to do so.

Through friends and family, more than £1,800 has already been raised.

If you would like to donate, visit