MILLIE Heaton’s mum and dad have completed a mountain trek to help raise funds for their daughter’s appeal.
Lyndsay and Michael climbed Mount Snowdon on Bank Holiday Monday with a group of friends.
The group of 10 started the trek at 10.15am and were back at the base of the mountain for 3.30pm.
Lyndsay said: “It was much more difficult than we were expecting.
“It was such a hot day which was good but the heat really got to us and some of us sadly couldn’t make it to the top.
“Most of us made it though and it was fantastic.
“We’ve raised about £1,000 between us which is a big boost for Millie’s fund which currently stands at about £35,000.”
Millie is currently undergoing her second round of intensive TVD chemotherapy for stage four nueroblastoma and her family and friends have been raising money for immuneotherapy treatment in America, which could cost £500,000.
The treatment, which is not available on the NHS, aims to boost the immune system and will help Millie fight off the childhood cancer.
Millie is due to have a reassessment in September to see if the cancer is still present in her bone marrow as she hopes to have the tumour removed from her stomach. If the bone marrow is clear, then the operation can go ahead in early September.
Lyndsay said: “Millie is doing really well at the moment. She hasn't had chemo for a few weeks and she’s enjoying spending time with her brother and sister before they go back to school. We just need to get these reassessment tests out of the way, then we can move on to the next stage.
“The success of the mountain trek has inspired some of our friends to do more mountain climbs to raise money for Millie.
“Me and some of my other friends are also looking into doing a Hallowe’en party for some of the local kids; we’ve got lots of ideas to keep the appeal going. “