Cancer-stricken boy inspires charity fun day


A SIX-YEAR old boy, who has fallen victim to a rare and aggressive form of cancer, is the inspiration for a special fundraising day in Inkersall in aid of Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Close family and friends have joined together to put on a day of fun which aims to raise as much money as possible for the extraordinary hospital where Tyler Ward is currently receiving his cancer care.

Diagnosed with neuroblastoma - the second most common solid tumour cancer in childhood - Tyler is currently braving treatment with specialists at the Children’s hospital. Fewer than 100 children are diagnosed  with the disease in the UK each year.

Tyler’s Auntie Katie Vaughan said: “I wanted to organise a fun day that is as fun as Tyler where children can come and enjoy themselves, but which would raise money for a very good cause.

“Tyler’s cancer is very rare and we wanted to show our support for Sheffield Children’s Hospital who have been so fantastic.

“We hope that lots of people will come along and think about Tyler – and what he’s going through – on his special day and donate as much as they can to support the Children’s.”

Tyler’s fundraising day is planned for bank holiday Monday, August 29, at the Double Top pub, at Inkersall, Staveley. Along with a sponsored head shaving there will be face painting, zumba and dancing, football, games, raffles, competitions, a bouncy castle, BBQ and much more.