A MENTAL health support worker from Weymouth is delighted to have been reunited with her beloved sister for probably the last time in Australia, with the pair saying: "It is a dream come true".

Tracy Walker, 53 and from Weymouth, has been fundraising to fly to Perth to see her younger sister, Kim Prime, 38, who has been battling cancer for the last three years.

In January, she was given the devastating news that she only had six months to live.

Tracy, a NHS mental health support worker in the assertive outreach team, part of the Weymouth and Portland community mental health team, had not seen Kim for four years and was desperate to spend some time with her while it was still possible.

Following huge fundraising efforts from her colleagues, family and friends, Tracy has been able to fly to Australia and, after spending two weeks in quarantine, has been reunited with her younger sister.

She said: "Kim came and met me at the hotel I had been isolating in and when we got outside it was really emotional. We hugged and kissed and cried for a bit. It was all quite surreal.

"I was planning on saving up myself and coming out here in September but once Kim got her diagnosis I knew I needed to come sooner.

"It means a lot being able to create memories. I'm going to make a photo album so that when they are older I can show my grandchildren who their Auntie Kim was."

Kim, originally from Weymouth, was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was aged just 35. After months of chemotherapy and radiation, she thought her battle with cancer was over. But in December 2019, Kim was diagnosed with secondary stage four breast cancer which had spread to her lungs.

She was given a three-year prognosis and bravely continued her work as the manager of a nursing home. Sadly, just over a year later, Kim was rushed to A&E with severe headaches and a scan revealed the cancer had spread to her brain. She was given six months to live.

Kim said: "It's awesome - a dream come true. Being realistic, this will probably be the last time I see Tracy. It's fantastic that she's here."

Tracy is staying at Kim's home with her and the sisters plan on doing some fun activities together, including going on weekends away, as well as attending hospital appointments.

The pair plan to make as many memories as possible before Tracy's return flight on May 26, which they think will be the last time they will see each other.

Tracy said: "We will be upset and emotional but at least we can say that we did this and we will have memories that we can hold on to. We will just have to deal with the sadness later on."

She added: "I can't thank people enough for donating and helping me get here so I can spend time with Kim."