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Closed 02/12/2016

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£965raised of £1,000 target by 70 supporters

    Weʼve raised £965 to Help 6 year old Freya and her family beat cancer and live a happy normal life. Shaving my head for cash - going by.... 31st October...

    Location
    Solihull, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Friday, 2nd December 2016

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    Story

    Freya has lymphoblastic lymphoma (Cancer of the lymph glands) - very similar to luekemia.
    During the last couple of weeks of her 2nd year of school, Freya was suffering from a cough which was keeping her up at night, so her Mummy booked an appointment with the doctors, expecting to be given a prescription of antibiotics to help her sleep, however, the doctors found problems with her breathing so referred them to the Hospital on that same day to get checked out - Apparently, nothing to be alarmed about...
    At the hospital they checked Freya over and did an X-ray.

    The medical staff had advised them that they should be going home that evening, so Freya and her Mummy whiled away the time playing whilst they waited to be sent home. However, at about 9pm the doctors took Freya's parents into a room with the consultants where they were first told that they suspected that Freya had Cancer and would need to kept in overnight to do more tests in the morning. A bed had already been prepared in the oncology unit. Their worst fears were realised, the tests confirmed that Freya had Cancer. If all put together it would be the size of a watermelon and had probably only been there for 2 weeks. (it had grown really fast!)

    It was very lucky that her parents had acted so soon, if left unidentified she would have collapsed unable to breathe as the cancer was squeezing her breathing tubes.
    Freya is a very brave little girl having to go through to such an horrendous illness and treatment that no child should have to experience. I can only imagine how harrowing this must be for her and her parents. No-one should have to go through this.

    I have been inspired by the extraordinary bravery and courage of Freya and her family, and their strength to which they are fighting this very frightening disease, to the point that I have decided to try and make some difference by raising funds to support them and their fight to beat her illness.

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    • Jon Reid

      Jon Reid

      a day ago

      Jon Reid

      How incredible! Thank you everyone for your support! This will be a great aid for Freya and family for their fight against cancer. Thank you

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    • Jon Reid

      Jon Reid

      4 days ago

      Jon Reid

      THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT! WE HAVE RAISED A WHOPPING £940!!! This will help a very poorly girl and her family in their fight against lymphoblastic cymphoma cancer. Currently Freya is suffering with all the symptoms of post chemotherapy, hopefully she will be feeling well enough to enjoy the Christmas holidays. This is just £60 short of the target, but is still a massive achievement. And if you still haven’t donated, but wish to the site will be open until Friday.

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    • Jon Reid

      Jon Reid

      8 days ago

      Jon Reid

      Absolutely amazing! We've just hit over £900! Thanks to everyone who has donated. In case you haven't and still wish to, the window to donate will be closing this time next week (2/12/16). Many thanks, Jon

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    • Jon Reid

      Jon Reid

      18 days ago

      Jon Reid

      Hello! It's been 2 weeks since the event... And most heads' been incredibly cold since! Thank you to everyone how has donated! Latest figure is £850!!! Incredible! There is still time to donate if you haven't yet 😊 We shall be closing the fundraising window at the end of the month, so just 2 weeks to go, can we reach the target of £1000? Thank you for your support!

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    Supporters

    70

    • John Simmons

      John Simmons

      Dec 2, 2016

      Sorry I am late to the party and congratulations on your work so far

      £10.00

    • Suzie Sewell

      Suzie Sewell

      Nov 30, 2016

      £10.00

    • Tracey Poppitt

      Tracey Poppitt

      Nov 30, 2016

      Thinking of u all hope u have a magical Christmas xx

      £5.00

    About the fundraiser
    Jon Reid

    Jon Reid

    Solihull, United Kingdom

    Those of you who know me know that my hair and I have been inseparable for many years and I've always had hair of some length - not v long since I was a student, but never short. So shaving my head is a bit of a big thing for me. Please sponsor me to shave it all off ⏰31/10👻

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