Peter Kay takes woman living with terminal cancer to lunch at Michelin-starred restaurant
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Comedian Peter Kay took a woman who is living with cancer out for lunch at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Laura Nuttall, 22, was given a terminal cancer diagnosis four years ago and has so far managed to defy her initial prognosis of just 12-months to live.
Laura recently underwent major surgery for the fourth time but her mum Nicola has since said the tumour had grown back and that things ‘feel pretty bleak’.
Laura has glioblastoma multiforme - an aggressive form of brain cancer - which was spotted after she went for a routine eye test at just 18.
On Friday (4 November) the comedian took Laura and her family out for a meal at The White Swan in Lancashire.
Posting on Twitter Nicola wrote: “Today’s joy has been a very special treat, the most wonderful lunch at @whiteswan_fence with #PeterKay for company.
"Laughter won’t cure #Glioblastoma but it’s definitely a blimmin’ good distraction for a couple of hours.”
Nicola described Kay as ‘the nicest, most thoughtful and naturally hilarious person’ and said: "We're lucky to have him as a friend."
Last year, Kay played his first gig in four years, performing two sell-out gigs at Manchester’s O2 Apollo to help raise money for Laura’s treatment.
Speaking ITV News at the time, Nicola said she was overwhelmed by his support.
"It means the world to me because we were lying in bed at night thinking, 'How on earth are we going to be able to do this again?' because the tumour came back in March, which then puts you really back at square one," she told the outlet.
"I was just thinking, 'Well, we're going to have to move, we're going to have to just try and work out how we are going to work it out, how we're going to afford it, and this just takes the pressure off so much'.
"We can not worry about that, we can just worry about the treatment that's going to best help Laura.
"We're so grateful to Peter."
Laura said: "I mean Peter was hilarious, as Peter is, and the amount of people that turned up there who were waiting in the queues in the rain, waiting to get in. It was just amazing."
The comedian managed to pull together and organise the two sets in just three weeks after Nicola reached out to him to see if he would do a 10-minute comedy slot at a charity ball.
Instead, Kay went above and beyond - putting on two shows and raising thousands of pounds.