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Collection: Leila Hallam

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18 February 2022

A bucket collection to support Leila Rose Hallam, the daughter of our head groundsman Matt, will be taking place at Saturday's match against Eastleigh.

Leila, 7, has been battling against rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, since October and it has sadly spread to various areas of her body.

The nature of her cancer means doctors have been unable to find her primary tumor, which is key to halting the spread. This means the tumor could return after treatment and she will therefore be closely monitored.

Leila's treatment will last at least a year and will consist of strong chemotherapy, radiotherapy and operations.

Her wish is to travel to Disneyland once she is well enough and, with incredible support already shown for her cause, the family have reached their £20,000 fundraising target. They now want to donate funds to the rhabdomyosarcoma clinical trial to promote awareness of a cancer which affects fewer than 60 children in the UK each year.

To help raise awareness, Matt and his friends will be tackling the Three Peaks Challenge in June, hiking up Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike in under 24 hours.

Please give generously if you can. Click here to donate online.

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