Family confirm Margot Martini has passed away

Margot Martini has passed away Credit: Family photo

The family of Margot Martini have confirmed she has died. In a statement they said:

At 10:24 this morning, our dear little daughter, Margot passed away at home. She died peacefully and was surrounded by those who love her.

Thank you for all your love and support.

– Margot's family

Margot, who was two, had been battling leukaemia. Her family, who are originally from Essington in Staffordshire, made a worldwide appeal looking for a suitable bone marrow donor last October.

She underwent a transplant in February but the cancer returned. Earlier this month her family revealed she was "beyond rescue". In a post on Team Margot Facebook her family revealed she had an infection she was unable to fight.

Margot in her mum and dad's bed Credit: Team Margot, Facebook