Two fundraising events have been organised for a football-mad Ellesmere Port boy who is undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer.
Cameron Rowley, eight, lives on the Stanney estate with his mum Jacqueline Rowley and brother Ethan and spends lots of time with his dad Brenden Rowley and his half twin brothers Benjamin and Jack Ryan.
Most of his spare time has been spent following Chester FC home and away, where he and his brothers are ball boys.
Last Sunday, he had the honour of leading out Welsh Premier League side Gap Connah’s Quay as a mascot in their crucial 3-1 win against Prestatyn Town.
The Oaks Primary School pupil had been on holiday to Mexico with his dad’s side of the family for his uncle’s wedding, where he swam with dolphins, when he began to feel tired.
His family thought it was just due to heat but when he came home on April 2, he was complaining of back ache. He had an X-ray and doctors found tumours in his stomach.
He was then diagnosed with desmoplastic small-round-cell tumour (DSRCT) – a very rare and aggressive form of cancer. It was so severe that doctors started chemotherapy almost straight away.
Through the Facebook group Pride in the Port there has already been lots of support for Cameron and two fundraising events have already been arranged.
The first Cameron’s Cause event will be held at the Gunners Arms pub in Thornton Road, Ellesmere Port on Saturday, May 16, from noon onwards.
The second will be held at The Rake (formerly Rake Hall) on Saturday, May 23, from noon until 4pm, where there will be a bouncy castle, face painting, henna art, raffles and a disco. The family are appealing for donations to the raffle.
A fundraising page has also been set up for Cameron at www.gofundme.com/scb3uws .