Jessica's campaign

Jessica is the sweetest, kindest three-year-old who loves animals, all things Peppa Pig and playing with her cousin, Maeve. Jessica has high-risk neuroblastoma.

Fundraising total£60,358.40

In April 2021, Jessica was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive childhood cancer that has a 40-50% chance of long-term survival at diagnosis. After Jessica was diagnosed, she started the standard frontline treatment path immediately, but the disease has not responded as hoped.  

Her family are fundraising for potentially life-saving treatment for Jessica, and because Jessica has refractory disease, her treatment options are more limited. Treatment not available through the NHS can cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. Follow Jessica's story on social media.

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A donation from you could help Jessica access potentially life-saving treatment in the future, either to get her back into remission or to try and keep the cancer away.

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Jessica’s story 

Leading up to Jessica’s first birthday, her parents Nathan and Anisa noticed Jessica wasn’t her usual self. She was restless during the nights, which they had attributed to her teething. A few weeks later, they noticed dark circles appearing under Jessica’s eyes, so they contacted their GP and were referred to their local hospital for an eye appointment. Due to the waiting times, Jessica’s parents, Nathan and Anisa, decided to take her to A&E at James Paget Hospital where she was kept overnight for tests to be carried out. 

The very next day they were told by the doctor that they believed Jessica had neuroblastoma and she was sent by ambulance to Addenbrooke's hospital. Jessica had a biopsy the following day and on the 22nd April 2021, Jessica was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma. She began Rapid COJEC chemotherapy immediately. 

Treatment so far 

After completing eight rounds of chemotherapy, Jessica's scans came back showing less than a 50% reduction in overall disease. As a result of this, Jessica went on to have a further eight rounds of chemotherapy, which continued to reduce the disease, but unfortunately not enough for Jessica to be considered eligible for the next stages of frontline treatment - surgery and a stem cell transplant. 

In March 2022, Jessica enrolled on the MiNivAn trial at Southampton Hospital. This therapy aims to improve outcomes for children with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma by combining targeted radiotherapy (I-131 MIBG) with immunotherapy antibodies anti-GD2 (ch14.18/CHO) and anti-PD1 (Nivolumab). Jessica’s initial scans showed broadly stable disease, which was disappointing. 

Jessica’s second set of scans during the trial showed improvement, with a considerable amount of disease having reduced. She completed the trial in November 2022 and final scans showed little change and her disease remains stable. 

"Jessica has undergone so much for someone so young, having in the region of 30 blood transfusions, 20 scans, 4 Hickman lines, countless injections and travelling miles around the country for treatment. Even after all the treatment she has received, she is doing amazingly well."

Jessica’s dad, Nathan

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Funds raised will go towards helping Jessica and her family. If Jessica no longer needs the funds or is in remission five years post the end of successful treatment, the funds will be used to support other children and families affected by neuroblastoma through our activities. For children with high-risk neuroblastoma, like Jessica, the survival rate is much lower than other childhood cancers. Upon relapse, this rate reduces even further.

Donations and comments

Donald Mayes

Donated on: 18th November 2023

Manual adjustment from Solving Kids' Cancer UK£256.40

Donated on: 16th November 2023

Lee McMann

Donated on: 14th November 2023

Norlil Charlton

Donated on: 14th November 2023


Donated on: 10th November 2023

Josh McAvoy£20.00

Donated on: 31st October 2023

Thankyou for my knitted presents, they are perfect! - lots of love, Aurora

Neil Butler£40.00

Donated on: 19th October 2023

Sale of 'Surfs Up' DVD's by Darren Veal

Neil Butler£10.00

Donated on: 19th October 2023

Sale of SeaBeast T Shirts

Paul Nicker£45.00

Donated on: 11th October 2023

Donation raised from the sale of Seabeast Tee shirts.


Donated on: 22nd September 2023

Manual adjustment by Solving Kids' Cancer UK.


Donated on: 20th September 2023

Michael Foulser£10.00

Donated on: 14th September 2023


Donated on: 13th September 2023

Andrew Bankes£25.00

Donated on: 5th September 2023

Sharon Wickham£75.00

Donated on: 5th September 2023

With love Mersea scooter rally

Sharon Wickham£1,223.00

Donated on: 4th September 2023

With love Mersea island scooter Rally


Donated on: 8th August 2023

Russell Davies£320.00

Donated on: 5th August 2023

I will carry on fundraising x

Maria Butler£514.00

Donated on: 4th August 2023

Money raised from Newberry Clinic Quiz night. Keep fighting brave Jessica X

Manual offline donations update£345.00

Donated on: 21st July 2023


Donated on: 8th July 2023

Manor care home afternoon tea fundraiser. Sending Jessica love and best wishes from all the staff and residents x


Donated on: 17th May 2023


Donated on: 26th April 2023

Manual adjustment by Solving Kids' Cancer UK.

Anthony Cox£20.40

Donated on: 25th April 2023

Daniel Russo£40.80

Donated on: 24th April 2023

Tamara Lloyd Kelly£250.00

Donated on: 24th April 2023

Money raised from Ghost Walk ??


Donated on: 24th April 2023

Money raised by NatWest Intermediaries. All the Best ??

natalie chase£250.00

Donated on: 24th April 2023

Sending lots of love your way ??helping to raise as much as possible for beautiful Jessica - love from Natalie at The Beauty Garden xx

Zofia Szczech£2.04

Donated on: 20th April 2023


Donated on: 6th April 2023

Money raised by NatWest Easter Game. Good Luck Jessica x