A MUM-of-three with incurable cancer is asking for help to make her dream wedding a reality.

Tracy Ashby and her fiancé Craig Martin, from Oswaldtwistle, had planned to get married in August 2020.

But when Miss Ashby was diagnosed with untreatable tumours in her sternum, lungs and spine, the wedding date was moved forward to May.

The service manager is having to quit her job and the shortfall in income has left holes in their wedding plans.

Miss Ashby, 47, was diagnosed 10 years ago with breast cancer and, after having a breast removed, it seemed the cancer had gone.

But she received the devastating news from doctors at Christmas that it had returned.

Miss Ashby said: “I should have been in remission this year and wanted to get married, but now it has spread.

“I wanted a wedding in the fields, a campervan wedding but I am too ill for that now, and I need to sit down.”

Now, the wedding will be held at Haworth Art Gallery, followed by a reception at Green Haworth Golf Club.

She said: “I do not know how long I will be here, so we moved the wedding from August to May.

“I had just started a new job as a service manager at Lifeways in Chorley, but I will need to give it up as I am too ill to work. Last year in October I had a bad cough and went to the doctors. I had an X-ray and they rang me to say I needed a CT scan too.”

When her results came back it was confirmed that she had tumours in her spine, sternum and lungs.

Miss Ashby has been left with no immune system and if anyone in her care gets ill and it is passed on, it could prove fatal.

She said: “I feel awful because I love my job. I completed a degree last year in wellbeing and social care and now it’s all going to waste.”

Rachel Keogh and Claire Stewart are running a fundraiser along with Tina Dunne on March 8 at Oswaldtwistle Conservative Club to help her best friend marry the love of her life.

Ms Dunne said: “I have known her for about 20 years, she’s like a sister and we are always there for each other.

“I got to see her after the diagnosis and it just felt so unreal. I really want to do this for her.”

Miss Ashby’s partner Mr Martin, 50, is a water treatment engineer, who is now responsible for all of the couple’s finances.

Living with them is one of Miss Ashby’s three children, her youngest son Declan Perry, who is 15.

Ms Keogh and Ms Stewart who set up the charity event, can be contacted for raffle tickets on 07732621979.

A Just Giving page has been set up to raise £4,000. Visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tracy-ashby