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Community fundraising for Millie continues

Toddler has improved since last week but still needs vital treatment in Germany

Millie Heaton

Millie Heaton is continuing her fight against cancer as fundraising for the toddler continues.

Last week The Advertiser reported how Millie had suffered a setback and was placed in intensive care due to a chest infection.

Thankfully Millie now seems to have overcome her latest battle and the latest update from Millie's family said she was due to be moved off intensive care and onto an oncology ward.

Fundraising for the three-year-old from Skelmersdale is continuing however as Millie still needs vital immunotherapy treatment in Germany, estimated to cost £350,000.

Diane Clarke, Millie’s great auntie said: “ The response from everyone has been absolutely overwhelming, every time I go onto Millie’s Facebook page it brings a tear to my eye, people have been so generous it’s just incredible, we are so very thankful to everyone.

“Millie is so much brighter this week which is great news , but we’re aware of how quickly the situation can change and we live day to day just thankful that Millie is well for today.

“We’ve got lots of events planned in the coming months and we seem to be getting nearer to our target slowly but surely. We’re currently at £213,000 which is great but we still need a lot more.”

The whole West Lancashire community has pulled together to support Millie and many people are planning their own fundraising events.

Siobhan Webster and her friends will be walking from Ormskirk to Lord Street, Southport on Saturday to raise money for Millie and Emma Wilson’s two eldest sons are also due to complete a sponsored walk for the toddler.

Emma’s mum Jay is also planning to shave her hair off to raise some funds for Millie’s appeal.

Another person raising funds for Millie is Terri Rigby from Southport who is planning to host a fun day on July 25 at the Railway Club on Sussex Road.

Terri said: “Neuroblastoma is an aggressive and often deadly form of child cancer, every 16 hours a child with neuroblastoma dies, so let’s all try and give Millie a better way of life and the best treatment possible.

“Hopefully a lot of people will attend to show support for Millie and her family and any donations for raffles will be gratefully received, just contact me on Facebook.”

To donate to Millie’s appeal visit: https://www.justgiving.com/TheNCCAUKMillieRoseJourney/.