A family have organised a local netball tournament to raise money for the charity which supported them through their five-year-old son’s traumatic kidney cancer treatment.
The Wallingford family had the dreadful news last October that their son Asa was diagnosed with Wilm’s Disease – a cancer which effects just 80 children in the UK every year.
However, with the help of CLIC Sargent, a charity helping young people with cancer, and his parents, Asa fought the cancer and made a recovery just four months later.
Mrs Wallingford said: “We will forever be grateful for the support we received from CLIC Sargent.
“Within those first few bewildering days of Asa’s hospital admittance, without even knowing it, we were already being cared for and benefiting from the amazing work carried out by CLIC Sargent.”
To show her support and gratitude to the charity along with helping families going through similar trauma, Mrs Wallingford set up the London Ninja Netball Festival to raise money.
Teams will battle it out on the court for the title of London Ninja Netball Champions at St Mary’s University in Twickenham on June 24 from 10am to 5pm.