Helping bring some cheer for young Charlie

Charlie and his sister  Kayleigh
Charlie and his sister Kayleigh
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The generosity of Morley townsfolk is being called upon to put some cheer into a little boy’s life.

The Cheer for Charlie fundraiser is all for nine-year-old Charlie Clegg, who was diagnosed with High Grade B Cell Lymphoma, in December last year - just two weeks after his birthday.

The condition, which is a cancer of the white blood cells, meant Churwell Primary School pupil Charlie starting chemotherapy straight away, but due a number of setbacks, including a collapsed lung, pneumonia and Nova Virus, brave Charlie has had to spend a lot of time in intensive care.

Natalie Wood, a friend of Charlie’s mum Tracey, said: “I started the Cheer for Charlie appeal to try and raise as much money as possible for Tracey to help make the lives of the whole family a little bit more bearable.

“The money could be used for new toys for Charlie and his younger sister, Kayleigh, seven, or go towards a family day out or even a holiday once Charlie completes his chemo and is stronger.
“Tracey has had to stop working to be with Charlie full time and finances are tight, so anything we can do to help the family through this.”

As well as a GoFundMe page, which has already seen over £1,200 of donations, Natalie is also running the Liverpool half marathon on May 29 and is hoping people will sponsor her.

“I’m a keen runner and decided to run the marathon to raise more funds for Charlie and his family. Just a little something to help make some great family memories,” Natalie said

If you would like to donate visit www.gofundme.com/cheerforcharlie