MORE than £5,000 has been raised for a Clydebank mum who is currently battling cancer.

Ashley Meehan, who worked as a nursery teacher, was diagnosed with cervical cancer for the second time in February and has been told it is “extremely unlikely” that it can be cured.

The 30-year-old who lives with her partner Peter, and their five children, recently enjoyed a trip to Blackpool, and are trying to make every moment count.

Peter proposed to Ashley while she was in hospital last month on the twelfth anniversary of meeting each other.

Their youngest daughter Zara wore a shirt reading: “Mummy will you marry daddy?”

And when Peter was putting the ring on Ashley’s finger he said: “Forever and longer, love at first sight. It’s breaking my heart what you’re going through. I probably should have done this years ago, but I love you more than anything, and I want to know if you’ll marry me?”

Ashley replied: “Of course I will.”

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The couple would love to get married and have a family holiday abroad with their kids to make memories.

A GoFundMe page set up by Ashley’s best friend Becky Garret has raised a total of £5,381 so far.

It reads: “Any money raised will help relieve any financial burdens that they should not have to worry about during this upsetting and unfair time.

“Peter is currently unable to work due to looking after the kids, dogs, house as well as being a carer for Ashley who is weaker and less able than her usual self - due to currently undergoing chemotherapy.

“Ashley is a mother, partner, sister, daughter, friend, teacher and more. She really does have a heart of gold and would help anyone if she could which is why in her time of need I feel it’s time to step up and help out someone who truly needs it.

“Her dream as a mum would be to take the kids abroad on a family holiday as they have never been on an aeroplane; this would be an amazing opportunity for memories to be made.”

One person in particular who has been working hard to raise funds is Peter’s uncle, Robert the Robot.

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The iconic street performer, who started out in 1983, raised £150 dancing outside Clyde Shopping Centre on June 24 - and £130 in Glasgow the following day where the mystery man unveiled the face behind the mask for the first time.

Robert said: “Time is so precious for this family and together with my daughter and more and more supporters by the day we are doing all we can to make every moment count.

“It’s a heartbreaking and continuous battle just now and that’s why we will keep the campaign going and do everything in our power to make things possible.

“If everyone were to donate a small token, this would be a dream come true as it would be one step closer to Ashley being a beautiful bride.”

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