The parents of a girl who is battling cancer of the nervous system said they were overwhelmed by the generosity of people around the world. They are trying to raise £400,000 so Fraja, 5, can have extra treatment in America that she cannot receive here.
Donations have come from as far afield as the Falkland Islands and an Islamic Centre in Afghanistan.
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