Young mum-of-six dies just months after cancer diagnosis

Holly Blake was told in August she had less than a month to live after doctors said she had a rare form of sarcoma.

Young mum-of-six dies just months after cancer diagnosis SWNS
Holly Blake was a mum to six children.

A 35-year-old mum-of-six has died with her loved ones at her side, just months after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Holly Blake was told in August she had less than a month to live after doctors said a rare form of sarcoma had spread throughout her body.

Holly, from Edinburgh, gave up her job as a digital facilitator as she underwent her third-round of chemotherapy at the capital’s Western General Hospital.

Holly’s partner Niccolas Scott, 32, proposed to her on the same day that she received her devastating diagnosis.

The couple got married on Leith Links in August alongside her children Eli, Poppy, twins Daisy and Pippa, and youngest twins Edward and Primrose.

The family put their own eccentric spin on the wedding dress code, with Holly wearing a white dress with trainers, while her sons Eli and Edward wore Hibernian FC tartan kilts with t-shirts and trainers.

A message posted on a Just Giving page set up by Holly’s aunt Christine Longridge on Wednesday morning said: “Our beautiful Holly’s soul left our lives and took her place among the stars at 4.05am Sunday October 18.

“It was a still Edinburgh morning with Robin’s singing in the trees, she passed peacefully in comfort with her mum and husband by her side

“Words can not express how grateful we are for all your donations.”

The Just Giving page has exceeded its original target, raising more than £22,000 so far.