Local schools and businesses taking part in ‘Mighty Magnus Day’ to help little boys urgent appeal for funds.
The Northampton community continue to get behind a seven-year-old lad who’s fighting the aggressive childhood cancer, neuroblastoma.
On Friday 24th May, several schools and businesses are holding a non-uniform ‘mufti day’, which Magnus’ family are encouraging others to join.
“We need to raise £225,000 by next month, so time is really not on our side,” says Magnus’ mum, Kate. “We’re almost at £100,000 but we really need the people of Northampton to get involved on Friday 24th!”
Magnus is a fun-loving little chap who likes nothing more than playing Minecraft and Pokemon. He particularly likes dressing up as a Viking warrior, earning him the Mighty Magnus nickname!
His cancer has a less than 10% chance of survival if it comes back, so Magnus’ parents want him to go for treatment in New York, the Bivalent Vaccine clinical trial, which they hope will reduce the likelihood of it returning and is not available on the NHS.
Over the past 18 months, Magnus has endured more medical procedures and hospital stays than anyone should have to endure in a lifetime. He has undergone endless chemotherapy, radiotherapy and an operation, along with enduring the complicated side-effects from harmful treatments.
Treatment left Magnus unable to eat and other problems have included mobility problems, which left him needing regular use of a wheelchair.
The fundraising team behind Mighty Magnus have organised several events including a Gala dinner, which alone raised £17,000.
They have now teamed up with national charity Solving Kids’ Cancer, who are supporting the family to fundraise for, and access their chosen treatment.
Stephen Richards, CEO of Solving Kids’ Cancer, says: “We’re here for Magnus’ family and every child diagnosed with this cruel disease. There’s so much you can do to help him access the treatment his parents have chosen. As well as donating, you can hold an event, take part in a challenge event on his behalf, or even just share his story on social media.”
If you’d like to help to support Magnus’ campaign, please get in touch with the fundraising team on 0207 284 0800 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, To donate by text, send “MAGNUS” 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.