During the month of July, I will be running at least a mile a day to raise money for Peter, the son of two lovely friends of mine. During the month, I will also be training for and running a 10K on Sunday 18 July 2021.

On New Year's Eve 2018, after complaining of backache and tingles in one leg it was confirmed that Peter had a growth in his thorax that was pressing on his spinal cord, causing a spinal cord injury. After emergency surgery, his spinal cord injury did not make the immediate recovery that was hoped for, leaving him with no movement or sensation in his lower body. Days after the surgery his parents were given the devastating news that the growth in his thorax was neuroblastoma.

After enduring intense frontline treatment, Peter was no evidence of disease in February 2020. Just 6 months later, in August 2020, after noticing a lump on his skull, parents Mandy and Martin were told that Peter had sadly relapsed with the disease spreading throughout his body.

The family have decided to start fundraising for further treatment either to get Peter back into remission or to try and keep the cancer away if his treatment goes to plan. This could cost hundreds of thousands of pounds.

If you feel able to help, the family would be so grateful. Every little helps. Thank you!

Here's a link to Peter's Full Story https://www.solvingkidscancer.org.uk/appeal/peter

Julia Smith