Story

It is with great sadness that we share with you the loss of one of our longest standing warriors, our Hobbit, our pirate, Reece.
Reece was just like many other little boys his age, he loved gaming, Captain Jack Sparrow and The Lord of the Rings but unlike most boys of his age Reece drew upon courage that men would find hard to muster, decided it was time to stop and published a bucket list. The world united to make his wishes come true and we were all blown away by the love shown to Reece and his family by complete strangers. 
Reece defied the odds all the way along keeping everyone in his team, doctors, his friends and family, us here at FAN on our toes right up to the end... clever little boy... a real loss to the world.
Reece leaves behind his devastated family, parents Kay and Paul and siblings Ryan, Jamie and Nikki and many more who knew and loved him dearly.
Enjoy Sun City kiddo...
Forever 11.

6th December 2002 @12.11am - 20th May 2014 @12.11pm

These funds can therefore no longer be used for Treatment for Reece. A donation to a child's individual appeal will be held for the sole use of that child for treatment. Should the child no longer need the money raised in their name, funds will go towards treatment costs for another child within the charity, moved to our emergency fund, donated to Neuroblastoma research, or be utilised for our treats and wishes programme, including holidays and days out. 

You can also donate by text message by texting REEC94 and your amount £1 -  £10 to 70070.

I am 12 years old and live in Seasalter, Whitstable with my family.

You can read my full story further down the page, but for now I have an urgent update.

Wednesday 6th September 2012.

The update my mum never wanted to write… I have relapsed, my mum explained this means my cancer has come back again. I still feel OK, but I know I am going to get sick all over again, and I know my family are very worried. I will be starting chemotherapy again here in England, but my Mum and Dad have explained that there isn’t very much chemo I can have now and I might have to go far away to get the medicine that might make me better. I am also starting a special diet and different types of therapies that will hopefully help me fight the Neuroblastoma and win again.

 

A message from Reece’s mum.

Reece understands what he is now facing, but he can’t even begin to understand the price tag attached to accessing a potential cure. We have raised a small amount while Reece was well, and this has been used to begin a regime of anti-cancer food and supplements. We have accepted the chemotherapy that has been kindly offered to us, but while we hope this will be enough to rid his body of the cancer once more, we also know that it might not, and there will be nothing left to try. With this in mind we feel we must try to raise enough for a relapse option in Germany. This will cost in the region of £150,000. We will work as hard as we can to give Reece this lifeline, but we need your help. Please donate whatever you can, and help us share his story. If everyone who heard about Reece gave just £1, he could have his safety net in place, in time.

If you would like to get involved with Reece’s appeal, perhaps by organising an event or supporting existing ones, please get in touch with us via Reece’s Appeal page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Reece-Puddington-Appeal-Neuroblastoma-Stage-4-Cancer/250253998319347?sk=wall

You can also donate directly into Reece's Natwest bank account. Account number - 88691543, Sort Code – 55-81-28.

For further details on ways to donate please visit www.familiesagainstneuroblastoma.org

 

Thank you xxxx


In April (2008) my back and left hip were hurting me so much that after a trip to my doctors and my local hospital I had an ultrasound scan. After doing this on the 9th May they found a tumour on the adrenal gland on the top of my right kidney which they told mummy was cancer.

The lovely doctors magically put me to sleep so that they could fit a Hickman line to my chest, so that they could give me a drug to help make me better. This is called Chemotherapy. I like to call my Hickman line my Wigglies. They also fitted an NG tube that goes through my nose into my stomach so that I can be fed a special milk overnight as I kept losing too much weight.

For the next 6 days I had to be a very brave boy and have lots more tests done before I could start my chemotherapy. The tests results revealed that the cancer had spread to my bone marrow, sternum, the left side of my pelvis and my right femur. My condition would now be known as Neuroblastoma Stage 4.

Since then I have had 8 rounds of chemo, 4 lots of a stronger chemo, stem cell harvest, major surgery, a high dose chemo followed by a stem cell transplant, radiotherapy and 6 months of cis retonic acid tablets. As well as all of that I have had shingles, sepsis and countless blood and platelet transfusions.

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Raising money for

Families against Neuroblastoma - Interim Managers: Baker Tilly as appointed by the Charity Commission

Families against Neuroblastoma - Interim Managers: Baker Tilly as appointed by the Charity Commission

Charity Registration No. 1135974

Following the Charity Commissions decision to close FAN, JustGiving have been working closely with Steven Law and John Ariel of Baker Tilly Restructuring and Recovery LLP, the Interim Mangers appointed by the Charity Commission in July 2014. Whilst there will no longer be any general fundraising for FAN, the children’s individual pages will continue to fundraise as normal whilst alternative charities with a similar purpose are found to continue the appeals. Baker Tilly have assured us that the funds being raised for individual appeals that are ongoing will be transferred to the appropriate appeals accounts as originally intended. Please direct any enquiries regarding FAN to the interim managers at Baker Tilly.

Raising money for

Donations 824

Donation by Anonymous on 04/08/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

God bless you brave little man. May you rest in peace. xxx

Donation by Anonymous on 24/07/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Goodbye you brave little fella. I hope enough money is raised to buy a whole beach full of huts. Sleep well my friend.

Donation by Lyndon on 05/06/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

What a lovely idea - a beachhut for the use of others.

Donation by Anonymous on 04/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Lets get try and raise enough for the beech hut.xx rest in peace you brave little boy.xx

Donation by Sonia parent from Swalecliffe Sch.x on 03/06/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Neil on 02/06/14

£10.00

I met Reece at the Royal Marsden and was totally impressed by him. Lovely, brave boy

Donation by Val on 02/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 30/05/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Rest in Peace you wonderful boy. Here is our donation for your idea of a beach hut. This donation is being given in memorandum to Mrs Thelma Skinner of Beltinge who passed the day after Reece.

Donation by Mr & Mrs Shirley on 27/05/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 24/05/14

£10.00

via sms

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 24/05/14

£10.00

via sms

Donation by Anonymous on 24/05/14

£10.00

Donation by Anonymous on 23/05/14

$20.00

Rest in Peace Reece xx

Donation by Viscofan UK Ltd on 23/05/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 22/05/14

£10.00

What an inspirational young boy, your legacy will live on Reece

Donation by Anonymous on 22/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Gone too soon, what a brave young man RIP

Donation by Kim miller on 22/05/14

A beach hut is a wonderful memorial

Donation by Mark Patrick on 22/05/14

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 22/05/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

via sms

Donation by Rachael Walden on 22/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 22/05/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Valerie Isherwood on 22/05/14

£10.00

You are an inspiration to us all

Donation by Simon Fenton on 22/05/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

What a brave boy, my thoughts are with his amazing family. X

Donation by Zoe Davis on 21/05/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

In memory of Reece, a very brave boy, may he rest in peace.

Donation by Anonymous on 21/05/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£13,984.83
  • Offline donations£3,742.91
  • Text donations£934.00
  • Total raised£18,661.74
  • Gift Aid£2,503.13

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