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raised of £5,000 target by 230 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,042 to help Dan and his family through a difficult time.

    Cheddington, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 31st December 2019

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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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      Elke Hegarty

      Elke Hegarty

      Cheddington, UK

      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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