Parents give up work to fundraise for specialist treatment for their daughter

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The parents of a five year old girl from Bedfordshire are trying to raise money to take her to America for treatment  on the aggressive cancer she is battling.

Doctors originally thought Poppy Bailey's symptoms were down to so called lockdown blues. But she was later diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a rare illness which effects only around 100 British children a year.

The Neurblastoma cancer first found in a tumour around her heart has spread, despite 13 rounds of chemotherapy Credit: Family photo

Her diagnosis, made when baby brother Oscar was just weeks old turned the family's lives upside down.

Poppy's parents feel her best hope is a new medical procedure in the US. But it costs £250,000. Her parents are staging fundraising events and crowdfunding through JustGiving Princess Poppy

  • Alastair  Whitington from Neuroblastoma UK talks to Becky Jago about the illness