Niamh’s appeal hits £160,000

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The family of a little girl from Wellingborough who is fighting a rare form of cancer has thanked people from the town for helping them to raise £160,000 towards her appeal.

A total of £450,000 is needed to pay for five-year-old Niamh Curry to have treatment in America for neuroblastoma.

Her dad Chris Curry said his family have been overwhelmed by the support they have received from people from the Wellingborough area.

He said: “The things that people have been doing is overwhelming. We would like to thank everyone for their support. The way that people have come together has been overwhelming.

“Our phones, emails and texts don’t stop, and I would rather it be that way. Every single person in Wellingborough has got behind us.

“Niamh’s appeal has touched everyone, from big tattooed men, down to nursery nurses and children Niamh’s age.

“The thing that worries us as parents is the momentum running out, but it just seems like people are finishing one event and then going on to plan another.

“People might attend events and think that they could do something like that. Every £50 or £60 makes a difference.”

One event coming up this week is a charity walk being held at Irchester Country Park on Saturday.

Anyone who wants to take part can meet near the Quarryman’s Rest Cafe at the country park at 10.30am.

SPONSORED WALK IRCHESTER

A special Zumba class is also being held at Little Harrowden Village Hall on Monday, March 26, at 7.45pm.

It’s £5 to take part, and all the money will be going to the appeal.

To book a place contact kim Mallows by emailing Kim@dancefunktion.co.uk or calling 07967401373.

Niamh is currently at a London hospital where she is receiving MIBG treatment, which is described as being the best treatment available for patients like Niamh in this country.

Mr Curry said he hopes it will put her in the best possible condition before going to America for treatment.

NIAMH’S NEXT STEP