Phoebe Thomas’ Journey

Phoebe ThomasPhoebe’s been fighting neuroblastoma since she was 9 months old. She is funny, inspiring, cheeky, determined and very cute.  She adores her big sister Amelie, who loves her to bits.

After initially being diagnosed with stage 4s neuroblastoma, which in children under 12 months old can regress of its own accord, Phoebe’s disease progressed to the much more serious high-risk neuroblastoma.

Now 2 years old, Phoebe continues to fight with a smile on her face despite all she has been through. She has endured extensive chemotherapy which she responded well to initially, but her disease then progressed and continued to spread. She is currently receiving a new combination of chemotherapy; and providing everything goes to plan she is due to undergo surgery, high dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplant, radiotherapy and immunotherapy in order to beat neuroblastoma for good.

Despite this extensive treatment regime the disease will not respond to therapy for up to 20% of children, and of those who do complete treatment up to 60% will relapse.  For this reason Phoebe’s family are fundraising so that if the best option for Phoebe is not available on the NHS, they have the funds secured to access it.

Phoebe’s parents, Naomi and Russell, say “Phoebe is an amazing little girl.  She has coped incredibly well with everything that has been thrown at her.  This is a long road and she has not followed the text book.  Her disease has been resistant to treatment, and we have seen time and time again just how sneaky neuroblastoma is. We know that in the future Phoebe may need to access treatment that isn’t available on the NHS, and we need to be prepared should this be the case.”

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Phoebe’s fundraising campaign

Relapse rates for neuroblastoma are high, and the survival rate for relapsed neuroblastoma is less than 10%. This statistic worsens with every relapse. Relapsed neuroblastoma is particularly challenging to treat and there are limited options to treat it; all of which exist in the form of clinical trials, some in the UK and some abroad. Many families, just like Phoebe’s, will choose for their child to access experimental therapies in an attempt to help prevent the cancer from returning, or to treat a relapse. By supporting Phoebe’s Journey, you’ll be helping Phoebe to access additional therapy along her cancer journey that is not available through the NHS should she need to.

How you can help

There are many ways you can help Phoebe; by making a personal donation; holding a fundraiser; getting sponsored to take on a challenge; or simply following and sharing Phoebe’s story through her Facebook page.

Download our free Phoebe resources (below) to support your fundraising, and click here for even more resources, including fundraising ideas, templates and guidance.

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To donate by text, send “PHOEBE” followed by any whole amount up to £20 to 70085. This will cost your donation plus your standard network charge. It won’t matter if you leave a space before the number, if you include a ‘£’ sign or whether you use upper or lower case.

If you’d like help supporting Phoebe’s campaign, please get in touch with the fundraising team on 0207 284 0800 |

“Phoebe shows little signs of being affected and it is hard for us to accept that there is something horribly wrong inside of her. Our hope and dream is that she will grow up finally free from this disease and with few side effects.” Phoebe’s parents, Naomi and Russell.

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

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