A TEAM of Flintshire fundraisers have been doing their bit to help a little girl fight cancer.
Anya Bentham, who turns two next month, is being treated at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool for an advanced form of an aggressive cancer called neuroblastoma.
An appeal to raise £250,000 to pay for Anya, of Christleton, Chester, to have pioneering treatment in America, which is not available on the NHS, has been set up and has already raised more than £45,000 in just a few months.
And a group of friends
took to a cycle path to raise cash in a sponsored ride from Connah’s Quay to Chester and back along the River Dee Cycle Path.
Organiser Leah Hughes, of Connah’s Quay, who attended the town’s high school along with Anya’s mum, Naomi Stanley, said: “I hadn’t ridden a bike for a good 10 years and was a bit saddle-sore by the time we got back to Connah’s Quay.
“I was really pleased with the turn-out with my cousin, Chris Evans, raising funds and coming down from Preston to take part.
“I am hoping, once we get all the sponsorship money in, we will have raised around £1,000.”
And a teenager has also been doing his bit for the appeal by having his legs waxed.
Connah’s Quay High School pupil, Niall Thomas-Evans, 14, agreed to have his legs waxed so long as family and friends agreed to sponsor him.
And they did – to the tune of more than £200.
Niall, who swims competitively for Connah’s Quay swimming Club where he is also training to become a coach, said: “It really hurt and I don’t think I’ll be trying it again!”
You can support Anya’s appeal by going to www.facebook.com/anyabenthamappeal and donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/appeal4anya.