Hundreds support fundraising event for tragic mum

Hundreds turned out in Ballybofey last night to support a fundraising dinner held by the  family of a young woman who died from cancer days after giving birth.

34 year-old Melissa Hamilton died in September, eight days after giving birth to her third child, Grace.

She had only been told the previous month that she had breast cancer.

More than 500 people attended the event last night to raise money for the Hamilton family, which was held in the Villa Rose Hotel in Ballybofey.

Donations can be made to: The Melissa Hamilton Appeal Fund at Bank of Ireland, account number 93459581, sort code 90-47-12.