Charity director speaks out on Ashya King position

Kids 'N' Cancer Director Mike Hyman, third from the right, before the Chesterfield Marathon.

Kids 'N' Cancer Director Mike Hyman, third from the right, before the Chesterfield Marathon.

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The director of charity Kids ‘N’ Cancer and organiser of the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon, Mike Hyman, has spoke out on the charity’s posistion regarding Ashya King.

Earlier this month the charity boss pledged to step up and pay the full £100,000 costs of the five-year-olds brain cancer treatment.

However, it has since become unclear whether or not the Chesterfield-based charity are actually funding the boys treatment.

Speaking to the Derbyshire Times, director Mike said that despite the family have not yet accepted it, his offer to Ashya and his family still stands.

He added: “We offered to fund Ashya Kings treatment and as a charity, that still stands.

“We are only interested in the children, we don’t means test, we are only interested in helping the child to get treatment that they ultimately deserve.

“He’s now arrived in Prague and I’m expected to go out there some time this week. We are in conversation with the family, a lot of money has been raised and sent to them.

“They are very happy with what Kids ‘N’ Cancer have offered, we are talking with them and if they don’t need the money that has been raised they have graciously said that we can use it to help other children in similar situations.

“These are people who have big problems, but also big hearts.”