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£8,042raised of £5,000 target by 230 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to help Dan and his family through a difficult time.

Cheddington, UK
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This month, all of the children who left Cheddington School in July excitedly boarded the school buses for their first day at secondary school, but there was one child who was missing.

Talented young drummer Daniel Chang, who was looking forward to starting the new term at the Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, Aylesbury, had been rushed into hospital in mid-August after suddenly losing the use of his legs. An MRI revealed a tumour against his spine which was removed the following day, leading to a diagnosis of stage 4 Burkitt’s Lymphoma.

Burkitt’s Lymphoma is a rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer that attacks the lymphatic system, which helps the body fight infections. Burkitt’s Lymphoma is recognised as the fastest-growing human tumour - a tumour can double in size in only 18 hours - and is so rare that hospitals in the UK see only a handful of cases each year.

Dan, who is only 11, started chemotherapy last week and is expected to remain in Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital for the six months of his treatment.

His classmates - the Cheddington School 2018 Leavers - are planning a sponsored run to raise some money to buy Daniel some Technic LEGO kits to pass the time while he is undergoing treatment. The children’s parents are planning a series of fundraising events to raise some money to help support the family (Mum Nicola, who was a leader at Cheddington Scouts for many years, Dad David and big sister Zoe) through this very difficult time.

Planned Events:-

Metafit Exercise Taster Class - 2.30pm Sunday 14 October at Cheddington Village Hall

Afternoon Tea - Selection of Sandwiches, Cakes & Treats - with Tea/Coffee £7.50 pp or Glass of Bubbles £10 pp - 2.30pm Sunday 14th October at Cheddington Village Hall - Booking recommended!!

Run for It! A sponsored run for adults & children of all ages and abilities - Date to be confirmed

Auction of Promises - Submit your bid for a host of wonderful treats, or a holiday in the sun! Date & further details to follow.

We will be looking for donations for the Auction so if you have a skill or service you could donate, please get in touch.

Concert - Date & details to be confirmed

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    • Sonia Deary

      Sonia Deary

      Aug 15, 2019

      Sending so much strength your way xxx


    • Anonymous


      Jun 30, 2019

    • Anonymous


      Dec 19, 2018

      The proceeds from the Cheddington School disco are being donated to "Doing it for Dan". The PTA is pleased to be able to support Dan as he bravely deals with his treatment. We are all thinking of him.


    • Ellen Fulcher

      Ellen Fulcher

      Dec 13, 2018


    • Cathy Shults

      Cathy Shults

      Dec 12, 2018

      I made Christmas cards this year and am donating what I would have spent on buying cards. I hope this helps a little. Love Cathy & Amelia xx

    • Kat


      Dec 12, 2018

      Here is the money from the Mini Christmas Shopping Evening and S&D Commission. We hope it will help a little xxx

    • Anonymous


      Dec 7, 2018

      Big thank you to Ang Johnston for playing Christmas Carols for Cheddington W.I. she was fab as always Ang would like our donation to go to Dan Chang xxx


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    This month, all of the children who left Cheddington School in July excitedly boarded the school buses for their first day at secondary school, but there was one child who was missing.

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