Family and fundraisers mourn for brave Niamh

Niamh Curry
Niamh Curry

THE parents of five-year-old Niamh Curry who lost her battle with cancer on Sunday have paid tribute to their “amazing and brave” little girl.

The youngster from Wellingborough was being treated in hospital for pneumonia during the weeks leading up to her tragic death on Sunday.

Her father Chris Curry paid tribute to his daughter’s bravery throughout her illness.

He said: “She was kind, she was sweet and caring. She inspired us every single day of the fight that she went through.

“She fought for 18 months with a smile on her face every day. She was an amazing, brave little girl.”

Niamh was diagnosed with the rare and aggressive childhood cancer neuroblastoma in 2010 when she was three-years-old.

Mr and Mrs Curry launched the Niamh’s Next Step appeal in January to raise £450,000 to pay for Niamh to have specialist treatment in America.