Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.



£3,445raised of £2,000 target by 126 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to help with travel costs and loss of earnings

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.


My dear friend Shelley received the most devastating news this week that is every parents worst nightmare. Her 15 year old son Charlie, after being unwell for 9 months with no answers, has been diagnosed with 2 types of leukaemia. AML, the rare type and ALL.
Charlie will begin his chemotherapy at the end of this week which will be quite intensive and will have to continue for the next 5-6 months.
Charlie is an amazing young man who is loved by everyone that knows him. He is also a fantastic talent and is an awesome drummer with such passion for it. He has the most amazing and loving family that are supporting him. And his mum Shelley is the strongest woman i know. With tragedy having already struck this family before and more than anyone Shelley, it is so unfair shes having to now go through this. Shelley would do absolutely anything for anyone, she really is one in a million!
Shelley is a nail technician working from home, who has tirelessly invested time and money into building up her own business and generating a loyal clientele but has now had to cease her business until further notice to be with Charlie. And with her younger son and Charlies little brother Teddy at home, Shelley will be regularly traveling to and from London over the coming months.
With a long road ahead and the struggles that face them, I want to raise money to help towards Shelleys loss of earnings and her travel expenses.
So please anything you can donate will be so appreciated. Helping towards this will give Shelley one less thing to worry about which means she can concentrate on her boys and continue being strong for them.
A recent post by Shelley ended with her positive words of... he will drum again! so I will end my plea with the same.
Thank you!
#hewilldrumagain! X

Share this story



  • Donna Cook1 month ago
    Donna Cook

    Donna Cook

    1 month ago

    Charlie’s been given the go ahead for round 2 of the clinical trial chemo.This will run for the exact same 10 days every 12 hours.At present there is no need for a bone marrow transplant at this stage as he appears to have responded well to the 1st course of treatment.The echo heart scan shows that the picc line has moved too far into the heart which will need to be pulled out slightly before chemo begins.Although Charlie is at a low risk at present overall they have classed him as a high risk as well as a rare case with symptoms he’s presented

    Share this update to help us raise more

  • Donna Cook1 month ago
    Donna Cook

    Donna Cook

    1 month ago
    Update from the Page owner

    ROUND 2 - let’s smash this!!

    Share this update to help us raise more

  • Donna Cook2 months ago
    Donna Cook

    Donna Cook

    2 months ago

    UPDATE: Charlies picked up a really bad bacteria which is in his blood through his picc line. He’s having the line removed today, having 2 cannula for 48hrs and a new picc line fitted thereafter. Hoping this will reduce the swelling in his forehead and neck with the new antibiotic also

    Share this update to help us raise more

3 months ago

Donna Cook started crowdfunding

Leave a message of support

Page last updated on: 8/5/2018 10:50 AM



  • Tamar Heffernan

    Tamar Heffernan

    Aug 5, 2018


  • Anonymous


    Jul 21, 2018

    Hope this donation, although very small, will help, and wish Charlie strength in his battle in the future.


  • Anonymous


    Jul 16, 2018

    Keep it up, Charlie. You're doing brilliantly! Much love to you, Shelley and all the family.

  • Tina Woodward

    Tina Woodward

    Jul 11, 2018

    With love Tina, Rachel and Ben xxx


  • Val James

    Val James

    Jun 22, 2018


  • Charlotte and Barry

    Charlotte and Barry

    Jun 22, 2018

    No words, our love is with your you and kids and their future xxxx

  • Ellie Burroughs

    Ellie Burroughs

    Jun 20, 2018

    Love you guys xxxx


Donna Cook

Become a supporter

Help Donna Cook raise more

About the fundraiser
Donna Cook

Donna Cook

Report this Page

* JustGiving crowdfunders pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.