Fundraiser to help brave youngster fight cancer

Sponge off Andy, Michael, Daniel, Jake and Tracy Kempton

Sponge off Andy, Michael, Daniel, Jake and Tracy Kempton

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A fundraising event took place in Bridlington to help a 12-year-old girl fight a rare form of cancer.

Marley Cass was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in March and is set to fly to America on Saturday life-saving treatment.

Davina Brown and Jenni Middleton (organiser)

Davina Brown and Jenni Middleton (organiser)

The brave youngster will undergo targeted therapy for nine weeks in the US to fight the rare disease in which cancer cells are found in the bone or in soft tissue.

After Marley’s diagnosis, friends and family started fundraising to help the youngster and her family during their time away. The family fundraiser at Bridlington Rugby Club, on Sunday July 24, was organised by bar staff member and family member of Marley,Jenni Middleton.

Jenni said: “Marley has been through so much and this is so important to the family to be able to pay for things while in America.

“We had a cake stall, tombola, raffle, soak the coach and a lot more happening on the day. We raised £624.38 which I am delighted with considering the scale of the event.”

The treatment in America is to reduce the size of the tumour in her pelvis before returning to her home in east Hull for three weeks.

She will then travel to Birmingham, where she will undergo an operation to remove the tumour.

“I’d like to thank all the businesses who donated and to everyone who came down to the fundraiser to help raise money for such a great cause,” said Jenni. The funds will go a long way into helping with finances for the family during this difficult time.”

People wishing to donate to the campaign can go to https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/marleysmessage.