A fundraising event will be held next week in aid of two brave Ellesmere Port sisters.
Demi Butler, 11, was told the devastating news in July earlier this year that she has acute myeloid leukaemia.
The year seven pupil at the Church of England Academy, Ellesmere Port, requires a bone barrow transplant as soon as possible for the best chance of survival.
Astonishingly, Demi’s eight-year-old sister, Ellie Butler, is a match and has vowed to save her life by donating her bone marrow.
Demi was due to begin life-saving treatment last week, two weeks earlier than her initial date, following a rapid deterioration in her illness.
However, the she was left devastated after doctors were forced to postpone her treatment for at least another month after Demi caught a virus, which could potentially kill her if the treatment went ahead.
Family friend Joe Leask, along with the Westminster FC committee, has organised a charity event at the Ellesmere Port Conservative Club on Friday, October 21, to raise funds for the two sisters.
Almost £2,000 has been raised through their Go Fund Me page so far.
Joe said: “The event is being held for the girls and to help take the financial pressure off the family - it’s going to be really hard for them once Demi begins the treatment.
“My son had meningitis three-years-ago and I was in hospital with him for four months.
“The football club organised a fundraising event for him while he was in hospital and the money really helped with the travelling costs and other bits he needed at the time.
“It will be really nice to be able to do the same thing for Demi and Ellie.
“We all help each other when something happens - we’re all a big family on the Westminster Estate.”
Live music, a raffle and an auction will be held on the evening to help raise funds for the girls who will hopefully begin their treatment next month.
Joe added: “It’s so dangerous what Ellie is doing which shows how brave she really is to do this for her sister.
“It’s brilliant what she’s doing.
“This is a time when we need everyone to pull together and raise as much money as possible.”
Darren Butler, Demi and Ellie’s uncle, said: “It’s amazing what they’re doing for the girls.
“The support is so overwhelming, Demi and Ellie are just speechless and constantly smiling whenever we talk about it.
“It’s so kind of them all to do this for them.
“Demi’s been feeling really down since her treatment was delayed but the support has just put the smile back on her face.”
The event will begin at 7pm and run until midnight on Friday, October 21.
Tickets cost £5 per person and can be bought from the Conservative Club.