Fundraising news / by Emma Williams
Wed, 10/20/2021 - 11:30

Over forty brave fundraisers took to hot coals last Friday and walked barefoot across 500-degree coals to raise money for the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust.

The event, took place at Aztec, Upton Warren on Friday 15th October with the event being sponsored by Green Breeze Ambient.

The fundraisers have raised over £4,000 which will directly go back into the services and support the charity offers oncology families.

Along with other local oncology families one of the amazing fundraisers who joined us to take on this incredible challenge was 13 year old Myles, who in 2014, at 6 years old was told the devasting news he had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

Myles began his gruelling treatment regime which included around 150 nights in Birmingham Children's Hospital, surgery to insert and remove a central venous line into a valve near his heart, countless blood and platelet transfusions, x-rays, MRI and CT scans, lumber punctures, injections, cannulas and bone marrow aspirates. He lost all of his hair not once but twice. He received chemotherapy orally, via infusion and injection. He lost the ability to walk, leaving him wheelchair bound before eventually regaining the strength to walk again.

In October 2017 Myles finally finished a demanding and tiring three and a half years of treatment and rang the end of treatment bell at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and to mark this celebration Myles walked on hot coals raising £148 for the GKCCT. What a way to celebrate!

Emma Williams, Office and Project Manager for the GKCCT comments: “We have been absolutely blown away by the support from our fundraisers for our first ever fire walk. The event was just amazing, fantastic atmosphere and lots of support for everyone taking part.

We were delighted to have Myles and his family attend and help him take on this challenge and we hope this will be an experience he never forgets”.