A nine-year-old diagnosed with a rare form of cancer has received a cash injection to help fund specialist treatment in Germany.
Zac Knighton-Smith, of Rushden, had been in remission, but the cancer has returned and as a result he has spent more time in hospital fighting it once more.
The cash boost of £2,000 was presented to Zac by the Swivel Club of Rushden and Higham Ferrers.
It will help with the expense of taking him to the Hufeland Klinic in Germany for a second time, for biological therapy to enhance his immune system.
Zac’s specialist treatment, which can only be found in Germany, will consist of a range of homeopathic treatments to help his body ‘re-boot’ and enhance his immune system, after his therapy in England is complete.
Zac’s mother Sam Knighton said: “The last time Zac was in hospital he was a very poorly little boy, but he is such a fighter and has come through it and that is the reason we want to take him to Germany again to rid his body of all the nasty toxins.
“It was a pleasure to be introduced to the members of the Swivel Club in Rushden and a wonderful surprise to receive a cheque for £2,000 to kickstart Zac’s appeal again.
“I am blown away by the kindness that local people and local charities have shown towards my son’s appeal.”
Miss Knighton said they are hoping to send Zac to Germany as soon as they can, hopefully at the end of May.
A spokesman for the Swivel Club said: “Zac has had a really rough time recently and we are just pleased to be able to help him and his family to make the trip to the German clinic.
“Fundraising is never ending for Sam and Zac’s supporters and so we are donating the proceeds from our musical event on Saturday, June 29, featuring The Mynx Soul Band and Soul Cube, to Zac’s Appeal.”
The evening will take place at Rushden Bowls Club, Northampton Road, and tickets will be available shortly.
For further information on Swivel Club events visit the club’s website www.swivelclub.com.