THE family of a brave and inspirational mum-of-two have donated almost £8,000 to the hospice which “saved her”.

Sara Meddings, from Bromsgrove, credited Primrose Hospice with coming to the rescue after she was given the news her condition was life-limiting and set about organising a spectacular ball to raise money as a thank you.

Sara’s Ball took place at Burlington Hotel last year and was an incredible success, raising thousands for the charity as well as awareness of the services on offer at Primrose.

Sadly, Sara died a few weeks late.

She was just 42 years old.

Her mother Trish said Sara was determined to support Primrose because of the care she received after her secondary diagnosis in late 2016.

“She said once she got the help from Primrose Hospice it saved her and she meant it," said Trish.

“It saved her mentally because she was obviously going through a very terrible time in her life.

“Primrose helped her to come to terms with her diagnosis and Primrose helped her family too."

Sara, who worked at Mondelez International (Cadburys) for 21 years, was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015.

She had six rounds of chemotherapy, a lumpectomy, a number of lymph nodes removed, and radiotherapy before being given the all clear in early 2016.

When she was diagnosed with secondary cancer at the end of 2016, Sara displayed her typically determined attitude after being told she had just 12 months left.

Turning to the doctor, she said 'I think we can do better than that'.

And she did, organising numerous fundraisers and raising in excess of £20,000 for various charities including Primrose Hospice as well as creating special memories with her children, family and friends.

Incredibly, despite being poorly, she managed to make it to her ball in a beautiful silver gown and brought guests to tears as well as laughter with her moving speech.

The amazing amount of money Sara raised, recently donated, will help Primrose Hospice provide care and support to people with life-limiting conditions and their families.