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£1,450raised of £1,800 target by 57 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,450 to help fund a memorable Christmas for 3yr old Grayson Craig Antcliffe, who will be in America this December receiving lifesaving treatment.

    Funded on Monday, 5th February 2018

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    Grayson Craig Antcliffe is a three year old, happy little boy, full of life. He enjoys football, supporting Sheffield team Sheffield Wednesday and enjoys spending time zooming around on his bike. He lives with his loving mother Jamie Leigh and younger sister.

    Recently, their family life was turned upside down. Grayson began displaying certain behaviours and after visiting doctors, he was found to have a tumour, wrapped around his brain. After an intense 10 hour surgery to remove as much of the tumour as possible. The surgery went well despite Grayson needing a blood transfusion due to heavy blood loss. Tests were performed on part of the tumour that was removed and on the 20th of November, the results showed that Grayson had brain cancer. This type on brain cancer is a rare brain cancer known as Ependymoma. Ependymoma is a seriour, life-threatening tumour that arises from a tissue of the central nervous system.

    Whilst the surgery was successful in removing the majority of the tumour, they weren't able to fully remove it. The tumour is continuing to multiply and Graysons only option now is to receive incredibly important treatment. Normally this is treat by a using combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy however, as the radiotherapy in England is too strong for Grayson because he is under the age of 5, the tissue around his brain isn't developed enough to take the power of this type of radiotherapy. Grayson will have to go to America with his mother to receive this treatment, flying out on the 4th December. Grayson and his mother Jamie Leigh will in America for a total of 8 weeks, whilst Grayson receives the correct treatment.

    Grayson and his mom Jamie Leigh will be alone, in a different country this Christmas, through an incredibly difficult and scary time in their lives. Our aim is to help this family enjoy as much of a normal, happy Christmas as possible and to make this one a memorable one for little Grayson whilst he's receiving such serious treatment. Every donation, no matter how little or big will help provide for Grayson and give him the wonderful Christmas he deserves.



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      • Christine Towse

        Christine Towse

        Dec 21, 2017

        Marcus my son also has a tumour and we are heading out to America for proton therapy in early February. Wishing you the best of luck.Tina


      • Martin Sims

        Martin Sims

        Dec 7, 2017

        On behalf of the sponsored ice bucket challenge at The Park Club, which Emma, Caz and Dan took part in. They raised £307.00 so we've rounded it up to £310.00. Good luck in America 😊


      • Cheryl Stanton

        Cheryl Stanton

        Dec 3, 2017


      • Theresa Thompson

        Theresa Thompson

        Nov 29, 2017

        We hope that Grayson has a magical Christmas & his treatment goes well.Love The Thompson family x


      • Faye Lauren Aitken

        Faye Lauren Aitken

        Nov 29, 2017

        May you have a fantastic Christmas and get better soon! Thinking of you all x


      • Lucy Beardshaw

        Lucy Beardshaw

        Nov 29, 2017

        Money for raffle towards Grayson's fund. I know its not much but every little helps. Everyone is praying for you strong, brave little man! Love you loads x x x


      • Kerry Easson

        Kerry Easson

        Nov 29, 2017

        Sending hugs xx


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