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Victoria Johns

Holly Candy donates to Neighbours co-star's Go Fund Me page following cancer diagnosis

Holly Candy has donated to Kate Keltie's Go Fund Me page, following the actress' devastating cancer diagnosis, according to reports.

The 36-year-old, who played Michelle Scully in Neighbours, has sadly been diagnosed with stage four breast cancer.

Holly, 39, who played Kate's sister Felicity in the Australian soap is said to have pledged $2,000AUD (£1,113) with her husband Nick Candy.

The Mirror has contacted Holly's reps for comment.

While Kate is undergoing chemotherapy, those closest to her are hoping they can raise money to cover the star's essential costs, including rent, bills, specialist medical appointments, cleaning products as well as wig and skin products.

At the time of writing, Kate had exceeded her goal of raising $25,000AUD (£13,9880) with a total of $33,182AUD (£18,464).

The actress' Go Fund Me page sadly reveals Kate's cancer "is extremely aggressive and it has spread to other parts of her body, including her lymph nodes, blood and hip bones (known as metastatic cancer)."

Holly Candy played Kate's on-screen sister in Neighbours (Fremantle Media/REX/Shutterstock)

The post continues: "This week the fight of her life begins as she starts chemotherapy.

"Given the severity of the chemotherapy that Kate requires, her Oncologist advised that working and maintaining her job during this time, is not an option. She will lose her gorgeous hair and cannot carry children in the future. This is devastating news for anyone, let alone at the age of 36, with no family history of breast cancer.

"Kate will then require chemo infusions every three weeks for the rest of her life, and potentially radiotherapy and surgery too."

Nick and Holly are said to have donated to Kate's Go Fund Me page (Getty Images)
Kate is battling stage four breast cancer (GOFUNDME)

Kate and Holly shot to fame as the Scully sisters in Neighbours in 1999.

The 36-year-old made guest appearances on TV shows Blue Heelers and Halifax f.p. before retiring from acting in 2008 to begin a career as a legal consultant.

Following her heartbreaking news, the actress said she was overwhelmed by people's response.

"It's amazing to know I have so many incredible people in my corner. I've just got over Covid and I start my first round of chemotherapy tomorrow,' she said in a statement.

The actress went into the legal profession in 2008 (GOFUNDME)
Kate made her debut on Neighbours in 1999 (Fremantle Media/REX/Shutterstock)

"You have no idea how my head space has changed going into it because of each and every one of you. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart."

The star has been flooded with well wishes since announcing her diagnosis, with one fan tweeting: "Kate, as a UK fan of Neighbours since its beginning, you and the rest of the Scully’s remain close to my heart. I’m glad that it sounds like you have a great support network, but know also that your Neighbours family is rooting for you all the way."

While another said: "As a Neighbours fan I want to thank you for your wonderful legacy on the show as the youngest member of the Scully family. Wishing you every best wish and prayer as you go through this Kate. Hugs from Ireland."

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