Dulcie is a beautiful and brave five-year-old from Shropshire. She loves My Little Pony, all Disney princesses, rainbows and all things that sparkle! 

She loves listening to songs by Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber and these will often be played on repeat during the day, especially when in hospital. 

In December 2021 Dulcie was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive childhood cancer that has a 40-50% chance of long-term survival at diagnosis.  

Dulcie’s family are currently fundraising for potentially lifesaving treatment, either to get their daughter into remission or to try and keep the cancer away if her frontline treatment does go to plan. This could cost hundreds of thousands of pounds.  

 
Dulcie's Story 

Prior to her diagnosis, Dulcie had a swollen tummy and had been treated for impacted faecal matter however the swelling still didn’t go away. Dulcie’s parents pushed for further answers, initially believing the swelling may be due to intolerances like coeliac or lactose. 

“Never in a million years did we suspect a tumour/cancer to be found and we had never heard of neuroblastoma,” says mum Debbie. 

On Thursday 9th December Dulcie’s parents were given the devastating news that she had high-risk neuroblastoma. 

“My brave and beautiful little monkey was diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, and it came completely out of the dark," says mum Debbie.

Treatment so far 

Since her diagnosis last December, Dulcie has started chemotherapy treatment as the first stage of frontline treatment. Once she has completed chemotherapy, Dulcie still has a long road ahead of her. She will go on the have surgery, high dose chemotherapy and stem cell retrieval. She will then have radiotherapy and 5 cycles of immunotherapy to end her frontline treatment. 

“I feel like I’ve failed my daughter and I know it’s beyond my control but I should be able to protect her from anything but this I can’t and it breaks my heart to see her going through this!” 

 

Dulcie's Fundraising campaign 

Dulcie’s family are raising funds for further treatment, either to get their daughter into remission or to try and keep the cancer away if treatment does go to plan. This could cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. 

“We have only just begun Dulcie’s fight so have plenty of time to raise the much-needed funds,” says Debbie. 

How you can help 

There are many ways you can help Dulcie: by making a personal donation; by sharing and following her story on Facebook and Instagram, holding a fundraising event; getting sponsored to take on a challenge.    

To donate by text, send “DULCIE” followed by any whole amount up to £20 to 70085. This will cost your donation plus your standard network charge. It won’t matter if you leave a space before the number, if you include a ‘£’ sign or whether you use upper or lower case.    

Download our free Dulcie resources below to support your fundraising.    

Campaign Poster    Event Poster  Sponsorship Form  

You can make a donation via this page.    

If you’d like to help to support Dulcie’s campaign, please get in touch with the fundraising team on 0207 284 0800 and [email protected]