Teenage Kira set to raise funding for life-saving cancer surgery

The parents of a brave teenager battling a rare cancer are in a race to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds so she can travel to America for potentially life-saving surgery. Kira Noble was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that attacks the nerve cells, at the age of 11 after complaining of abdominal pain,

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Richmond run the latest in Epsom dad’s four-marathon challenge in memory of his son

An Epsom dad who lost his son to cancer ran the Richmond Marathon last weekend – the second of four marathons in four months. To mark four years since his son Adam died of neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive childhood cancer, Nick Bird completed the Gloucester Marathon on August 6, and Richmond on September 17,

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‘The news that Merthyr has been waiting for’ Doctors say Mia Chambers can begin treatment

A rainbow-themed campaign has raised more than a quarter of a million pounds. Doctors have confirmed that Mia Chambers is completely in remission and can start the drug her community helped pay for after an incredible rainbow-themed campaign. The five-year-old girl travelled to America on Monday with her family to begin the treatment aimed at

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Nothing is worth more than a child’s life:

Why this ex Royal Marine is selling his war medals for a little girl he has never met Veteran Matthew Goodman is raising funds for Lottie Woods-Johns who has neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer. A former Royal Marine who served in the 2003 Iraq War is selling his war medals to help fund a

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Little girl set to travel to America for treatment after rainbow campaign reaches £280k

A rainbow-themed campaign to send Mia Chambers to America saw an entire community get behind it. A little girl is set to travel to America to begin treatment aimed at preventing her cancer from returning – after a rainbow-themed fundraising campaign raised more than a quarter of a million pounds. Five-year-old Mia Chambers will head

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The heartbreaking reason behind this runner’s pink hair – and why you need to cheer him on in the Gloucester Marathon

It will be hard to miss Nick Bird on Sunday Hundreds of runners will line up on Sunday ready to pound the streets in the Gloucester Marathon and Half Marathon but one runner will probably stand out more than the others. Nick Bird won’t be hard to miss with his pink top and hair to

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Mum reveals tragic Eileidh’s traumatic cancer battle in bid to raise awareness

A Moray mum has spoken frankly about her daughter’s traumatic cancer battle to raise awareness of the realities of the disease. Gail Paterson’s five-year-old daughter Eileidh died last month after a brave fight against neuroblastoma – which involved ticking off a “bucket list” including swimming with mermaids and visiting Disneyland. The Forres youngster won hearts

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Harvey Hext’s legacy funds groundbreaking trial for children with neuroblastoma

Around £100,000 raised to help Harvey Hext – a little boy who captured the hearts of the Chew Valley and the wider world before passing away from cancer – is being used to part fund a pioneering new drug trial that will benefit children diagnosed with neuroblastoma in the UK. Harvey was 3 years old

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Family devastated after brave Jacob Jones from Braintree suffers second cancer relapse

THE parents of a brave little boy fighting a rare form of cancer say they are devastated after he suffered a second relapse. Jacob Jones, from Braintree, has been fighting high-risk neuroblastoma since he was two. The four-year-old’s immunotherapy was due to end in September and his parents Adam and Kerry had been raising money

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Little Mia is back at school as family prepare for her treatment in America following rainbow campaign

The father of a little girl undergoing treatment for cancer says everything is now “in place” for them to travel to America for a clinical trial as a rainbow-themed fundraising drive for the youngster reaches £200,000. Josh Chambers said while “everything is in motion” for five-year-old Mia, from Merthyr Tydfil , to go to America

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