Solving Kids’ Cancer UK

The Isla Caton Fund

"Isla was not defined by cancer, she was a normal happy little girl who lived life to the fullest. We have set up this fund to carry on her memory and ensure that her smile never fades.
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'Isla was dinosaur mad and the biggest fan of Jurassic World.Her favourite things were the colour pink, Hey Dougie and her favourite cartoon was Bluey which she found hilarious. Islaloved to sing, she was a huge fan of karaoke just like me and we would sing and dance together all the time,' Nikki, Isla's mum.

The Isla Caton Fund has been created to raise money in memory of beautiful Isla Caton. Isla, who loved to sing and dance was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma in 2017 at just 2 years old. After initially being treated in the UK at Great Ormond Street Hospital Isla sadly relapsed on frontline treatment as scans showed a tumour in the brain, which was successfully removed. Whilst undergoing CNS treatment Isla heartbreakingly relapsed again with spots on her bones.

In 2018 Islas family were told her disease had progressed and Isla had just 3 months to live. The family urgently fundraised and relocated to Barcelona for two years where Isla underwent a trial of ICE chemotherapy along with antibody treatment.

In March 2019, scans showed that Isla was cancer-free, but sadly the disease returned and in December 2021, Islas parents Nicola and Michael were told that there were no further treatment options for Isla and on 25 January 2022, she passed away aged just 7.

Islas family want to continue to fundraise to fund pioneering and innovative neuroblastoma research. Some of the funds previously raised through Islas treatment fundraising campaign have been transferred to Solving Kids Cancer UK (August 2022). These existing transferred funds and any additional funds raised for Islas fund, will be dedicated to funding innovative new research to find better and safer treatments for children with neuroblastoma while providing more options for those desperately in need now.

The Isla Caton Fund at Solving Kids Cancer UK is for anyone who wishes to donate and fundraise in Islas memory.

Princess Isla, forever 7.

'Isla was not defined by cancer, she was a normal happy little girl who lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed every single moment of it and had the most infectious smile. We have set up this fund to carry on her memory and ensure that her smile never fades'.

How you can support The Isla Caton Fund

There are many ways you can support The Isla Caton Fund: by making a personal donation; by sharing and following their story onFacebook and Twitter,holding a fundraising event; or getting sponsored to take on a challenge.

To donate by text, send ISLACATON followed by any whole amount up to £20 to 70085. This will cost your donation plus your standard network charge. It wont matter if you leave a space before the number, if you include a £ sign or whether you use upper or lower case.

Terms and Conditions

Solving Kids Cancer makes no deductions from donations made to the Isla Caton Fund. 100% of the funds raised are restricted for the funding of research grants, research-related activities of the charity in accordance with Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) guidelines and support costs to cover the purchase of branded merchandise and fundraising activities dedicated to raising money solely for the Isla Caton Fund.

About the charity

Donations are paid into Solving Kids' Cancer’s general funds for our charitable activities. We help families affected by neuroblastoma through the provision of support and information; as well as investing in research and advocating for access to better treatment

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