A BUCKET collection has been arranged at Anfield to raise funds for Millie Heaton as she continues to fight her battle against neuroblastoma.
Millie’s friends and family are planning to collect at the Liverpool v Swansea City game on Sunday, February 23.
They plan to leave Skelmersdale at 1.30pm, so they can be in place for when the game kicks off at 3pm.
Millie is waiting for test results to see if her bone marrow has remained clear after her stem cell transplant before Christmas.
The two-year-old is also undergoing radiotherapy.
Millie’s mum, Lyndsay, said: “Millie’s been having fun being a normal two-year-old recently.
“She’s been to friends’ birthday parties, out for a family meal, playing at home and making lots of mess and winding her big brother and sister up, which is just how it should be.
“Her appetite’s still poor and we’re relying very much on feeding her through her tummy peg, but apart from that she is doing well.
“Radiotherapy starts again on Monday though so she may become ill again after that, but we’re hopeful that she’s on the road to recovery.”
Millie is also due to take part in an immunotherapy trial funded by Cancer Research.
Lyndsay said: “Immunotherapy produced antibodies that will hopefully attach to any neuroblastoma cells that are left, then the immune system should kill any foreign antibodies along with the neuroblastoma cells.
“It’s basically teaching Millie’s body to attack any neuroblastoma cells should they come back or if they’re still there.
“We have researched this trial a lot and have been in two minds whether to let Millie go on this trial or go to America for it, as it’s slightly different there.
“Unfortunately, we haven't raised enough to go to America and you have to have the antibodies in a certain time scale. But I think the UK was going to be our choice anyway.
“Millie has been chosen for this trial as her neuroblastoma proved difficult to treat, this is our last option.”