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Flo's family hit the target!

27 January 2017

The family of two-year-old Florence Jackson have successfully raised £250,000 to help her receive pioneering cancer treatment in the USA.

Flo is living with a similar form of cancer to that of Sunderland supporter Bradley Lowery, who has seen the football world unite in his support.

Flo's granddad, Eric, a lifelong Notts supporter, has been leading a campaign to spread awareness of her story.

And earlier today the family's fundraising target was surpassed within a fortnight of the JustGiving page going live.

Eric said: "My family and I are absolutely bowled over by everybody's generosity. To hit our target so soon has taken us all by surprise.

"We have now met the estimated cost of Flo's surgery and will use any future donations to help fund any travel, accommodation or further medical costs to ensure Flo is given the best possible chance of winning her brave battle.

"My message to everybody is 'thank you' and please keep spreading the word."

Notts are teaming up with Mag producers Ignition Publications to donate £2 from the sale of each copy of this weekend's edition, while all club takings from Saturday's 50/50 draw will also be donated.

Notts chairman and owner Alan Hardy said: "We are 100% behind this crucial cause and I am delighted to hear the family have reached their target.

"Flo's granddad, Eric, is a huge Notts fan and a lovely man to boot and I would urge everyone to continue supporting him and his family by picking up a programme or buying a 50/50 ticket at the Crawley match."

There will also be a bucket collection at Meadow Lane, while supporters can continue to donate online by visiting Flo's JustGiving page.

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