Friends of little boy who needs lifesaving treatment raise money for him at school
Friends of a little boy who needs lifesaving treatment in America have been pulling together to raise money for him.
A few weeks ago, the Epsom Guardian revealed how the family of six-year-old Adam Bird, who was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma last July, need to raise £300,000 for treatment in America.
The children and staff of Wallace Fields Junior School, in Ewell, where Adam’s siblings are pupils, raided their piggy banks, searched their pockets and reached down the back their sofas to bring in all their copper coins for Adams Appeal.
By the Friday, hoop-fulls of coins displayed on the floor of the school hall amounted to a whole statck of money. Together with additional donations and other fund raising events, including an Easter basket raffle, the school to date has raised over £1,000.
Headteacher, Bob Mapleson, said: “Since his diagnosis last summer, Adam, whose older sister and brother are both at our school, has gone through a whole raft of intensive and exhausting treatments.
“Our heart goes out to all the family whose whole life is consumed by Adam's illness. I'm delighted at how my staff, the children, their families and the PTA have shown their support and generosity.
“We will continue to do what we can with fundraising to help Adam's parents get the money they need so that this brave little boy can travel to America for his best hope of successful treatment. Our efforts will continue throughout the summer term."
When the first phase of Adam’s treatment is over in the UK and he has had surgery to remove any tumours left, he will need undergo a treatment called immunotherapy in America, to remove any cancerous cells left in his body and stop the cancer from coming back.
A store which is relocating from Ewell Village to the The Ashley Centre, Quest, is also hosting a fundraising day for Adam.
On Saturday, May 1, “ten minute tasters” will be on offer across a range of services including tarot and angel readings, massage, reflexology and chakra balancing.
For more information contact Quest on 01372 878606 or The Ashley Centre on 01372 742548 or visit www.theashleycentre.co.uk.
To help Adam get the treatment he needs, go to adamsappeal.org or donate at justgiving.com/adambirdappeal.