A mother of two, who is suffering from cancer, has been ‘blown away’ by the support she has received.

Sian Kwan, 38, was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma, which attacks the lining of the bile duct, in January. According to Macmillan, around 1,600 people are diagnosed with the cancer each year in the UK.

After feeling let down by the NHS, Sian decided to look for treatment in Europe, USA or Hong Kong, which is expected to cost £120,000.

Sian, from Dorchester, has reached out to the community to help raise money for her treatment, and admitted she has been overwhelmed by the support she has received.

She added: “A lot of people have come up with creative ways to raise money. It has been bsolutely amazing - it has blown us away. Someone said to us that if we asked the community they will help out and we have had a lot of people reaching out and organising fundraisers.”

A silent auction was held on Monday, September 11 in aid of Sian, and more than £1,000 was raised.

Becky Buck, 37, organised the event and said: “Sian’s children go to school with mine and we both live in Dorchester. I think what she is going through has tugged on the heart strings of all the community.”

Sian’s next fundraiser will take place on Sunday. She will hold a family activity day and barn dance at Dorchester Cricket Ground. Families can expect cream teas, a bouncy castle, crafts, games, cake and Pimm’s. The activity day will take place from 11am to 4.30pm and will be followed by the barn dance which will start at 6.30pm.

Nina Garcia will take to the stage at 7pm and the Dorset Ceilidh Band will perform at 8pm.

Tickets cost £5 on the door, and all the profits will go towards Sian’s treatment fund.

Sian has already raised more than £10,000 with the help of 365 supporters and is confident more people will get behind her cause.

To donate money to Sian’s treatment fund, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/siankwan