Fundraising for Hope for Hollie
*PLEASE NOTE: If you are kindly considering donating from the UK, this is a NZ$ site. So GBP£ will be about half NZ$. eg: £20 will be approx $40. Thank you xxx
A crazy bunch of Unicorn’s will attempt a SUP marathon from Benson Lock to Henley-on-Thames, to raise funds for precious Hollie. We will expect the 26 mile marathon to take approximately 12hrs, ending in a big celebration at Henley Festival.
Participants can SUP, kayak, canoe, or travel by anything that floats for the Marathon challenge. It can be done as a solo mission for the full distance or broken into sections with a team. The idea is to make it a challenge for you, then to get the support of friends and family to sponsor so we can all help Hollie and her family.
Beautiful 8-year-old Hollie Beattie is currently in the middle of the fight of her life.
In July 2018 Hollie was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer called Neuroblastoma.
After an overwhelming fundraising effort late last year, enough money was raised to get Hollie over to Spain on to a trial to target the cancer in her brain and spinal fluid.
Hollie and her Mum flew to Barcelona in January 2021 leaving John and William here in NZ to get started on the trial.
In April however, their worst fears were realised when the cancer in Hollies bone marrow relapsed and she had to be removed from the trial that she was already on. The impact on the family left them devastated once again, but this time they were apart and unable to support each other in person.
Thankfully Hollie is in Spain where the latest treatments are available in the form of immunotherapy for relapsed Neuroblastoma in bone marrow, but of course the family are now facing astronomical costs again for the treatment and there stay in Spain is likely to extend towards the end of this year.
The strain they are under is unfathomable.
This is where we can all help this incredible family again.
It has been indicated that the new immunotherapy treatment will cost in the region of $300,000, which is overwhelming amount to be faced with yet again.
Fundraising is going to be vital to get this family through the next phase, and we need each and everyone of us to spread the word, share Hollies story and hold fundraising events up and down the country and around the world to get us to the end goal. There is a big target to hit, but with all the amazing help and support as we come together we can get them there.
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