KIND-HEARTED people in Ceredigion are rallying round a woman who lost her son in caravan fire and now has just months to live following a terminal cancer diagnosis to give the wedding of her dreams.
Thirty-year-old Erin Harvey lost three-year-old son Zac in a devastating fire in Ffair Ros in January 2020. Another son, Harley, then just 6, suffered burns in the fire.
Erin, who did a charity sky dive in September 2020 to raise money for Wales Air Ambulance as a thank you for “their part in saving Harley”, was diagnosed with ampullary cancer after going to the doctor in January 2023 with stomach pain. Erin, who lost another son, Tyler, in December 2012 when he was just five months old due to a cardiac arrest, has been told the cancer is terminal and has been given between six and 12 months to live.
Her tragic story has moved people across Ceredigion who have rallied round to help Erin and her family - sons Harley, eight, Alex, 13 and her fiancé, Dan, 26 – enjoy their final months together.
Aberystwyth woman Nia Gore organised a coffee morning to raise money for Erin. It took place at Rhydypennau Hall last Saturday, 8 July, and has raised £4,200 so far.
Calon Events is helping Erin and Dan to organise their wedding, which the couple have brought forward following Erin’s diagnosis.
They will get married on 22 July and have a venue, flowers, a cake, venue stylist, photographer, wedding celebrant, an assistant, and an entertainment agency for live music.
Although most people involved in the wedding are able to offer their services free of charge, there are some unavoidable costs, such as those for food, flowers, equipment and travel. As a result of that, a fundraising page, set up by Erin’s friend Abi Jenkins initially to help Erin make some magical memories with her family, is available for people to make a donation to.
A DJ, a PA system, some simple lighting for the venue, and a car for the groom would also be great if there is anyone available to offer those services for Erin and Dan's big day.
If you can help, contact Calon Events on Facebook, and to donate to the fundraising page, please visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/erinandtheboys