A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl, who beat cancer, is to take part in a ‘big bucket collection’ in aid of a charity close to her heart.
Rubi-May Mason will raise funds at Asda, in Stowmarket, this weeekend, for CLIC Sargent, which supported her through her near year-long battle against the childhood kidney cancer Wilms Tumour.
She will be joined by nearly 40 family members and friends, who will each take hourly shifts at the supermarket to collect as much as possible for the children and young people’s cancer charity.
Her mum Maxine, of Woodcote, Stowmarket, said: “CLIC Sargent have been and are still an amazing support for us as a family.
“They provided us with a social worker when Rubi-May was first diagnosed. She gave us emotional support and was there for us all of the time.
“We now have a CLIC Sargent nurse who makes all of our appointments and is there every step of the way with us. She helps us with any worries or anxieties.”
The Wood Ley Community Primary School pupil has been off treatment for 18 months after enduring major operations and six months of gruelling chemotherapy.
The youngster is now ‘thriving and doing really well’ but has to undergo scans every three months.
She was recognised for her courage through Cancer Research’s Little Star awards scheme last year.
On December 4, she will attend CLIC Sargent’s Children’s Christmas Party at the luxurious Claridges Hotel, in London.
The fund-raising team, which includes children who have had cancer, will be at Asda from 9am to 5pm tomorrow and 10am to 3pm on Sunday.
The leading charity estimates that 10 families are told their child has cancer every day and offers support during treatment, in hospital and at home as well as after treatment.
For further information about the organisation’s work visit www.clicsargent.org.uk