FAMILY and friends of a toddler who is bravely battling cancer are appealing to the Gainsborough community to help raise funds towards his care.
One-year-old Logan Gandey-Fullwood had major reconstructive surgery when he was just a few weeks old to repair a cleft lip and palate.
Then, in February this year he was diagnosed with Wilms’ Disease - a cancerous tumour on his kidney.
Now he is recovering from an operation to remove the kidney and tumour, and has just finished a course of chemotherapy.
And Logan’s loving family, who hail from Gainsborough and Marton, have set about raising money for the hospital and charity who have helped him.
“Logan was treated on ward E38 at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where he received such good care, they were brilliant,” said mum Amy, 26.
“They want to refurbish the ward so we’ve decided to raise some money towards that.”
A charity football match and family fun day will take place at Marton playing field this Saturday 5th May from 1pm.
Amy’s sister in law Laura Carratt has organised the event, and said she was ‘overwhelmed’ by the support from the community.
“So many local businesses have donated prizes for our raffle and the lads from the Ingleby Arms in Marton and Plough pub in Sturton have volunteered to play a match for us,” said Amy, 23.
The fun day will feature a bouncy castle, face painting, tombola, cake stall, barbecue and even a sponsored leg wax.
“We hope people will come along and support us. You never know when your child might need to use the hospital,” said Amy.
“We never certainly thought we would be going through this.”
On Sunday 6th May Amy embarks on a daring tandem sky dive for young people’s cancer charity Clic Sargent.
“They gave us so much practical and emotional support. And Logan has been so brave through all this that the least I can do is throw myself out of a plane,” she said.
Finally, Amy’s cousin Martin is running seven half marathons in seven weeks in memory of his father and father in law who died within seven months of each other.
Amy said: “What Martin is doing is amazing. The money he raises will go to Billy’s House, the accommodation that Clic Sargent runs in Nottingham for families using the hospital.”