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Action for Alexander Appeal Launched
Kids ‘n’ Cancer are hoping to give a Wiltshire family the “best early Christmas present ever” by stepping in to raise £150,000 for a two-year-old boy with a rare brain tumour, to undergo specialist proton beam therapy treatment in the US.
We have pledged our support to Alexander Vinson (pictured left), from Dilton Marsh, near Westbury in Wiltshire, who has been diagnosed with a rare atypical teratoid/rhabdoid (ATRT) brain tumour.
The nature of the tumour is that it is fast-growing in the brain and the spinal cord, meaning that Raluca and Philip, Alexander’s parents, were forced to act quickly to secure treatment for their son.
Alexander has since undergone two eight-hour operations at Southampton hospital to remove approximately 80 per cent of the tumour. He is already undergoing chemotherapy and will receive radiation treatment when he turns three… More…
blanc’s Fund Raising Fashion Show
Chesterfield’s fashion house, blanc, are delighted to be supporting Kids ‘n’ Cancer with a Charity Fundraising Fashion Show at 7pm on Tuesday 3rd November at the ‘Maison MesAmis’ Bistro on Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield.
Showcasing pieces from Blanc’s Autumn Winter Collection, including Casual wear wear through to evening wear, gowns and sparkly shoes – perfect for the forthcoming Kids ‘n’ Cancer 5th Anniversary Celebration Ball which takes place on Saturday 21st November 2015. More…
5th Anniversary Celebration Ball
Superman Scott Goes The Distance
A local curtain wall installer from Chesterfield who has spent years going to extreme lengths for charity – including walking to Blackpool and cycling to London – has now added completing his town’s 2015 marathon to a growing list of extraordinary acts for good causes.
However, while the elite runners raced home in under three hours, there was a crucial difference in the way Scott completed the marathon: for the full 26 miles, he pushed four-year-old Luca Allan Grippo in his wheelchair.
Luca was born with meningitis and was then diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy Quadriplegia and associated Learning Difficulties and communicates by eye pointing. In the last year he has also developed Epilepsy.
Fundraiser Scott pushed Luca over the finish line in less than six hours – all the more impressive when you consider he did it with no training.
Scott only met Mick and Tracy, Luca’s parents, a month ago at a pub fundraising evening, but already he has raised more than £1,000 from fundraising events and activities – and Chesterfield-based charity Kids ‘n’ Cancer, organisers of the Chesterfield Marathon, doubled Scott’s money on the day, with a £1,000 donation towards Luca’s treatment… READ MORE…
Freya’s Family Announce New Charity Partnership
The parents of three-year old Freya Bevan who underwent lifesaving treatment for a rare brain tumour have announced that they have joined forces with the charity which helped save her life.John-Paul and Katherine Bevan are to launch a Welsh branch of Kids ‘n’ Cancer – the charity which stepped in to help their daughter, Freya, when she underwent Proton Beam Therapy treatment in America.Freya, from Neath in South Wales, was diagnosed with a PNET tumour in April 2014 and was turned down for NHS funding to undergo Proton Beam Therapy treatment in America.
Her parents contacted Kids ‘n’ Cancer for help – and within less than a week, the family were on a plane heading to the ProCure Proton Therapy Centre in Oklahoma, where they spent 10 weeks with Freya whilst she underwent the specialist treatment. READ MORE…
The Bevan Family. We Are Eternally Grateful To Kids n Cancer
The family of a two-year-old girl who was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour have travelled to Chesterfield to meet the charity which came to their aid.
Kids ‘n’ Cancer stepped in to help Freya Bevan, (above), who was diagnosed with a PNET tumour in April 2014, after she was turned down for NHS funding to undergo Proton Beam Therapy treatment in America.
Her parents contacted Kids ‘n’ Cancer for help and within less than a week, the family were on a plane heading to the ProCure Proton Therapy Centre in Oklahoma, where they spent 10 weeks with Freya whilst …. READ MORE…