Inspirational 6 year old Daisy Groombridge, from Maidstone, has been on a fundraising mission at her school, West Borough Primary, to raise vital funds for Pancreatic Cancer Action. Daisy recently raised £131 at her bake sale she held in the school which brings her fundraising total to £271, nearly reaching her £300 target.
Daisy’s nan, Sandra Maitland, was sadly diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer in July 2016. Sandra underwent the Whipple procedure but it was later confirmed that she actually had stage 4 which also had metasised to the liver. She is now on a chemotherapy treatment plan fighting the disease.
Daisy’s mum, Hollie, says, “Mum’s spirit is what allows her to fight this horrible, cruel disease and with her pure grit and determination she’s giving pancreatic cancer a run for it’s money.”
“My mum is such a lovely person and has taught me so much in life, she approaches everything with a smile and laughter and we wanted to do this small gesture for her.”
“Even if we help a little bit towards research and early diagnosis we hope that one day others wont have to say goodbye to their beautiful loved ones when the words pancreatic cancer are heard.”
Daisy will also be cutting off her beautiful, golden hair to donate to the little princess trust so that she can help ill children.
Pancreatic cancer is the UK’s 5th biggest cancer killer. The survival rate is just 5% which is the lowest of any cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer Action is committed to working towards earlier diagnosis of the disease so that surgery, currently the only cure, is made available to the sufferer. The charity fund research into early diagnosis, provide medical education programmes, and launch awareness campaigns.
Ali Stunt, Founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action, said: “We are so delighted Daisy gave her time and effort to support Pancreatic Cancer Action with her bake sale. We were very sorry to hear about Daisy’s Nan, she sounds like a very strong lady.”
“We rely solely on donations from the public and thanks to people like Daisy that we can continue our vital work.”