By Helen Davies
The mum of a toddler who died from a rare form of cancer last year has donated £130,000 to another child battling the same condition.
The urgent appeal for funds to help little Millie Heaton travel to Germany for lifesaving treatment has been given a helping hand thanks to The Amelia-Mae Neuroblastoma Foundation.
Whilst Amelia-Mae Davies was ill her family and friends raised thousands of pounds towards helping her go abroad for potentially lifesaving treatment not available on the NHS.
Now Amelia-Mae’s mum, Angela, has handed that money over to Millie’s mum Lyndsay.
Angela, who is originally from Bromborough , said: “I knew I wanted the money to go to a child who had relapsed because they need it more than anything.
“As soon as I saw she had relapsed I got in touch with Lyndsay and said I would donate the money to Millie Rose.”
The family of Millie, from Skelmersdale , have been given the devastating news that her cancer has spread after a trial doctors hoped would help her failed.
They are now desperately trying to raise money for treatment in Germany which would cost at least £350,000.
Angela met Lyndsay and Millie while she was at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital with Amelia-Mae.
She said: “She’s a beautiful little girl.
“They need the money as soon as possible.”
Millie’s family friend Katie Owen said: “I cannot put into words how grateful we all are here at the Millie-Rose Appeal, it's such a bitter sweet situation that Millie has been given these funds from Amelia-Mae’s team, they all worked so hard I raise these funds for Amelia-Mae in such a short space of time.
“We have up to now raised around £190,000 for Millie which is a fabulous amount, but we still have a way to go to reach the £350,000 needed to save Millie and get her the life saving treatment she deserves.
“Thank you to everyone who has already donated, shared Millie's Facebook and Twitter updates and fundraised for us, we couldn't do it without you all.”
To donate to Millie’s appeal go to www.justgiving.com/TheNCCAUKMIllieRoseJourney or text your donation amount and MLLE99 to 70070.