A BRADFORD on Avon web designer who last year was given months to live has raised nearly £23,300 in only eight days, after she made a heartfelt online appeal for help to pay for special radiotherapy treatment.

Amy Mattingly, 32, says she “set aside her pride” to launch the appeal for the treatment, which costs £20,000 and is currently unavailable on the NHS.

She believes the Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) is her last chance to extend her life. It involves injecting microbeads of radiation directly into the liver.

She wants “more than anything” to have more time to spend with her husband Chris and her family. So far, nearly 800 people have responded to her appeal and have raised £23,287.

Amy was diagnosed with bowel cancer in April 2017 after giving birth to a stillborn son six months into her pregnancy.

The cancer has since spread to her liver, and she was given just months to live by oncology consultants at Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Amy, of Barton Orchard, Bradford on Avon, said: “I have a genetic condition called familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) which carries a 100 per cent lifetime risk of bowel cancer, but I didn’t know about it because nobody else in my family has it.

“I began chemotherapy in July and in September we discovered it had failed. I went on to have a palliative chemotherapy which kept my cancer at bay for a short while but we’ve just found out it has also stopped being effective.

“I want more than anything to have more time to spend with my husband and family.”

To support Amy’s appeal, please log into https://www.gofundme.com/amys-last-chance-sirt-treatment