Can Somebody Help Kendal?

Kendal is a 3 year old little girl from Swarcliffe who is suffering with Neuroblastome, a rare and often deadly type of childhood cancer. Neuroblastoma is graded in stages as per its severity. Kendals is stage 4 which is most advanced. A tumour was found in her stomach at the beginning of the year after persistent visits to the family GP. At this point the cancer was also found in her pelvis, her bones and marrowbone. Kendal started chemo earlier in the year to shrink the tumour which was then removed last month after a gruelling 10 hour operation.

She is currently in isolation going through advanced and aggressive chemo. There is a danger that Kendal could lose her hearing as a result of this treatment. She is also going to be given stem cell transplant during this time too. Her little body is fighting it as hard as possible though, so she’s doing great.

After chemo has finished, there is no other treatment available on NHS protocol as the treatment is too expensive to have over here. It should cost something like £900m to offer it here. Treatment is most likely to be needed as past studies have shown that in most Neuroblastoma patients, 80% relapse following treatment. The only other option she has to save her little life, is to get antibody treatment which is offered either in Germany or America. The money really needs to be in place and the treatment ready to start within 4 weeks of relapse for it to work. The amount needed is £500,000. At the minute we have raised £27k. You can see the mammoth task we have.

We need local businesses and members of the public to support us in donating to the just giving page or donating goods, services, prizes, etc for raffle/auction. On Saturday 4th May we had a day of hair and beauty at Creation By-Nicky (0113 2609990)   in Whitkirk  where there was a raffle, cake stall and Virgin Vie sale. All proceeds went to Kendals appeal.

We have many events going on but mainly we have a charity fundraising ball on Saturday 15 June at The Queens Hotel in Leeds city centre. It is a black tie event with a 4 course meal, comedian, entertainment acts, special guests and lots going on during the evening. Tickets are £50 or £450 for a table of 10. Contact Sarah for tickets 07737400948.

***Ladies Night at Stanningley Rugby League Club*** Friday 17th May 7.30pm  buffet, dj, band, raffle, topless waiters, drinks on arrival… **BLACK, WHITE & DIAMONDS THEME** £15 a ticket.

Kendals Appeal Golf Day – Cookridge Hall golf club Tuesday 21st May at 14:00 – £30.00pp inc Golf, Prizes BBQ & Comedian pls email to enter

New Roscoe Pub Monday 27 May at the . raffles and performances from Miss Bellé Rouge. a dj plus Tara Hair and Beauty on hand to do nails , possibly more!!.. £5 entrance on door all proceeds to Kendals fund (this is an adult only event )

Kendals Charity Night in the Swarcliffe Club on the 21st of August kids go FREE


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