Hayley’s Journey


The thoughts of everyone at Solving Kids’ Cancer are with Hayley’s family, her parents Brian and Zoe, and big sister Jessica.

Hayley sadly relapsed very recently after coming through endless treatment and surgeries. Neuroblastoma is so cruel and has taken another beautiful child. We’ll keep fighting it until this no longer happens.

Her family posted on social media: “We are completely heartbroken to let everyone know that our beautiful and precious Hayley sadly passed away on Saturday night.

As I’m sure you can all appreciate, this is an extremely difficult time for us all. We will be focusing on trying to get through this as best we can and will be closing Hayley’s page in about a week once everyone has had a chance to see this message.

We would like to thank you all for supporting Hayley through everything she has been through and hope you will always remember her and keep her in your hearts xxx”

Hayley’s story

Hayley was a healthy baby. It was her sister Jessica who caused the family great concern when she was diagnosed with stage 4s neuroblastoma as a baby. Thankfully, Jessica is now 5 years post treatment and in remission.

That said, when Hayley was a few months old, her Mum and Dad, Zoe and Brian, did have her checked over by a paediatrician because they had some concerns. Thankfully though, tests revealed that everything looked normal and the family felt blessed to have their healthy and happy family.

It was just before Hayley’s 4th birthday when things changed. “Hayley started complaining that her legs hurt when we would walk anywhere and that she didn’t want to walk anymore. We thought nothing of it, assuming that she just needed to walk more to build up her strength and stamina.”


Your fundraising will mean that if Hayley’s family choose for her to access an experimental therapy abroad in the desperate hope of preventing her cancer from returning, she can access the treatment and is not prohibited by an overwhelming cost.

If Hayley does not need to access treatment abroad, the funds will be used to support other children affected by neuroblastoma.

“We need to do whatever it takes to get her well again and allow her the childhood she so desperately deserves. Thank you for all of your support” – Zoe and Brian.

To make a donation to Hayley’s Journey visit: https://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/solvingkidscancer/hayleybendall

To donate via your mobile phone text HALY88 and your amount £1 – £10 to 70070.

If you’d like to fundraise for Hayley, contact the fundraising team at Solving Kids’ Cancer on 0207 284 0800 | fundraising@solvingkidscancer.org.uk

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Terms and Conditions for Journeys

All donations are paid into Solving Kids’ Cancer’s (SKC) general funds to further its general charitable purposes. The funds raised by this Journey are not restricted for the child’s use. However, the trustees of SKC have agreed to designate 90% of funds raised by this Journey to help the child and their family pay for potential future treatment costs and all other associated costs including travel and accommodation. We will use the remaining 10% to pay for SKC’s administrative and fundraising costs.

If the child no longer needs the funds, or if the trustees decide, at their absolute discretion, that the funds should be used for a different purpose, they may redesignate all or part of the 90% for SKC general charitable purposes. We are very grateful for your charitable donation.

For further information about SKC and how we spend donations, please contact info@solvingkidscancer.org.uk

Solving Kids' Cancer Europe a registered charity no. 1135601 and registered company no. 7208648.

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