She’s got a way about her…..

She’s got a way about her‘. The words of this song by Billy Joel could have been written to say exactly how I have always felt about my beautiful wife Charley and always will.

With incredible sadness I must share the news that Charley finally lost her brave battle with cancer on Friday evening.

In recent weeks her health took a turn for the worse and began to deteriorate. She took great comfort from spending quality time with immediate family who were by her side until her final breath and who are understandably heartbroken.

Thank you all so much for the immense support and encouragement that has come our way in the past ten months since Cure4Charley was set up, the love that we have received from all around the world has given us unimaginable strength.

As of this announcement it will no longer be possible to donate to the Cure4Charley fund and the fund is now frozen.

Unfortunately since the founder of The Rarer Cancer Foundation passed away, it is no longer operating as a charitable foundation. Charley’s wishes were that the funds raised in her name are to be distributed to help fund research and support others also fighting such an impossible battle.

In the coming months the family will provide an update as to how the funds will be distributed but everyone can rest assured that the funds will be distributed in their entirety, to charitable causes which help others in their battle with rare cancers.

Further details of Charley’s funeral will follow shortly. This will take place in Sheffield on Friday 28th April and those people who want to attend will be very welcome.


23 thoughts on “She’s got a way about her…..

  1. Maria says:

    We are so sorry for your loss, and we can’t even imagine how difficult it must be for your family. Sending you and Aurelia lots of strength to get through these hard times.
    Lots of love, Maria and Aurelia from London.


  2. Jane Kirwan says:

    Much love to you Jess. I didn’t know Charley as well as many others but she was one of the most beautiful people I have ever met. such a kind, loving and determined person. My thoughts are with you, Aurelia and your two families. Jane xxxxxx


  3. Emma Regan says:

    Charlotte and her family were a massive part of my childhood and I have so many memories of spending time at their farm and our house in turn. She was a beautiful person and all of those memories remain happy and of us running around, getting into mischief and generally doing all the best things you can as a child.
    I had a little boy around the same time you had your daughter and I enjoyed seeing her on Facebook as an adult; happy and enjoying her life as I was doing.
    I am so sorry to hear she has passed away. She was a good friend when I was a child and I am pleased to know she found such happiness with you and her daughter. Please pass on my thoughts and love to her family and know that although I have never met you I am sending it your way as well.
    With deepest sympathy- Emma Regan (was Hutson) xxx


  4. Keith Elliott says:

    so sad for you and the Fryatt family at this sad time…our thoughts are with you Keith and Vicki Elliott and family..


  5. Beverley says:

    So very, very sad to hear this, thinking of you all and may you find the strength and love to help you get through this incredibly sad time. X


  6. Roni Lefa says:

    I am so so so so sorry to hear this Jess . I can’t even describe how I feel right now…but I guess it’s nothing compared to how you and your family feels….

    My thoughts are with you. Keep strong!


  7. Lucy says:

    Truely saddened to hear about charlotte, although i haven’t seen her for many years i have happy memories of her in college and a good girlie holiday.
    I send my love to you and charlotte’s family.x❤x


  8. Rebekah Pacey says:

    Jess, I’m so sorry to hear the news. My thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Much love, Rebekah x


  9. Tony Green says:

    We are all truly saddened to hear that Charlotte has passed away despite the bravest of personal battle against illness Charley fought, supported by you Jess, Aurelia and your respective families, and underpinned by the thousands of friends and supporters who were touched through the C4C campaign. Our thoughts are with you all and the Fryatt family.
    Tony, Assia, Danielle & Sam xx


  10. Sally says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen charley since our collage days in Sheffield but I remember her as a kind and beautiful girl and we had so much fun back in those days. As a fellow cancer sufferer it breaks my heart that someone so young has lost her life to this awful desiese. Her memory and the money she raised will go on to do great things and save lives in the future. My thoughts are with you all.


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