A Berkhamsted resident who embarked on a fundraising mission for Pancreatic Cancer UK (PCUK) has passed away.
After Jenny Oldfield received her diagnosis of stage four pancreatic cancer in May 2021, she knew that she had two years to live at most. Though she had no symptoms, she was told during her first visit to the consultant that there was no cure.
Jenny decided to use the time available to her to support PCUK. With the help of the local community, Jenny succeeded in raising £70,694 for the charity, which helps to fund research breakthroughs and supports those affected by the disease.
Jenny passed away aged 58 on April 18 and her funeral took place at Milton Chapel, Chilterns Crematorium, on May 19.
PCUK has thanked Jenny for her dedication to fundraising.
A spokesperson said: “After 19 months of successful chemo, Jenny finally succumbed and she passed away in hospital. As part of her legacy, we would like your fundraising efforts to continue.
“The response to Jenny’s plight and her fundraising exploits has been amazing. She was determined that other people should not have to suffer the same terminal diagnosis and would be very proud to know that you were continuing to raise funds.
“Thank you so much for your efforts so far, which have been fantastic!”
To donate, visit their fundraiser.