Northamptonshire clown Mr Mudge diagnosed with terminal cancer

Mr Mudge
Mr Mudge

The partner of the popular Northamptonshire children’s entertainer Mr Mudge has vowed that he will fight everything that comes his way after he was given months to live by doctors.

Mr Mudge, real name Wayne Oakes, was diagnosed with cancer for a second time in November 2015, having previously been cleared of the illness in January last year.

He was told he had just months to live with the huge risk posed by possible radiotherapy from his previous treatment.

But he has continued to work – and partner Vicky Clements says they can beat the doctor’s fatal diagnosis.

She said: “On Wednesday, November 4, six professionals walked to his bedside and closed the curtain.

“They explained that the cancer had come back and was in his right salivary gland.

“They said they had missed it.

“They said they could make the symptoms better with radiotherapy but that there was a huge risk of overlapping from the radiotherapy before and this would be fatal.

“Wayne was given a matter of months to live.”

Undeterred, the couple are hoping to raise vital funds for specialist treatment.

Vicky added: “Wayne is currently meditating every day and doing a lot of emotional work.

“Wayne’s recovery programme has been designed by me but I would like to have a more personalised programme made for him by a more experienced person but consultations alone are in the of region of £275.

“His supplements are expensive and with us not being able to work very much and despite very generous help from my parents we are running out of money.

“I would like to look into intravenous vitamin C injections and possible other alternative treatments which may become very expensive so I am looking into fundraising and asking for help.”

A fundraising page set up to raise money for specialist treatment has already seen more than £750 donated.

One message of support from Katy White reads: “Took my little boy to a party a while ago, I knew Mr Mudge had been unwell but had no idea of the whole situation that you were dealing with behind the scenes.

“Wishing you all the very best in 2016 x.”

Another reads: “Mr Mudge is such an inspirational man.

“Though battling his own illness he continued to come along and support my son’s charity.

“I really hope you can get the help he needs, he’s loved by so many x.”

To donate to Mr Mudge’s cause, visit the fundraising page by clicking here.