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Fundraising for Fraja's life-saving America trip

Fraja Simpson

The parents of five-year-old Fraja Simpson from North Yorkshire say they're touched by donations to their appeal to take her to America for cancer treatment she can't receive here. They still need to raise four hundred thousand pounds for the trip they believe will improve her chances of survival.

Their target is £500,000.

Fraja has a rare and aggressive childhood cancer which affects the nervous system.

She is currently undergoing a gruelling 12 month treatment plan, including chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy.

But her parents say there are different drugs available in America to help her fight the disease and they are determined to raise the money to take her there.


Reverend pays tribute to Sadie Rose

Over 600 mourners have turned out for the funeral of a little girl from North Yorkshire who died from a rare form of childhood cancer.

The small pink coffin of Sadie Rose Clifford was taken to St John's Baptist Church in Knaresborough for her funeral service this morning. Mourners were asked to wear coloured clothes in celebration of the joy that Sadie brought to her family.

She died from neuroblastoma last week after thousands of people were inspired to raise money to sponsor her treatment in America.


Final farewell to little Sadie Rose, after losing battle with cancer

Sadie Rose Clifford Credit: Calendar

Dozens of people are expected at the funeral of a two-year-old girl from North Yorkshire - who has died from a rare form of cancer.

Sadie Rose Clifford from Knaresborough lost her battle against Neuroblastoma last month - despite her parents raising half a million pounds for treatment in America. Relatives will pay their respects at St John's Church, in the town.

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