THE parents of a young Lytham boy stricken with a rare form of cancer have launched a desperate appeal to raise £275,000 in a bid to save his life.
Five-year-old Charlie Gibson-Woolley is suffering from Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma – a condition with which only 100 children a year in the UK are diagnosed.
Tragically it offers just a 30 per cent chance of survival.
Just five months on from the first signs of developing the deadly illness, which rapidly developed into a stomach tumour ‘as big as a football’, Charlie is undergoing a gruelling programme of treatment at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
But his best hope is treatment in the USA, which could more than double his chances of survival.
Charlie’s parents Paul and Sharon have launched the Go Team Charlie appeal to raise the cash needed.
They are now appealing to the Fylde community to rally round and help.
Already, neighbours and friends are helping to organise raffles and other fund-raising events and Team Charlie T-shirts are being printed to boost the cause.
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