Kasabian’s cancer unit appeal off to strong start

Kasabian, seven, Kay (r) and Simon Newton-Smith with Beryl Welburn, PACT Co-ordinator at Sheffield Children's Hospital who are trying to raise �670,000 for a new clinic for children with cancer. Picture: Andrew Roe
Kasabian, seven, Kay (r) and Simon Newton-Smith with Beryl Welburn, PACT Co-ordinator at Sheffield Children's Hospital who are trying to raise �670,000 for a new clinic for children with cancer. Picture: Andrew Roe
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An inspirational seven-year-old’s new appeal to raise £670,000 for a new cancer clinic at Sheffield Children’s Hospital has got off to a strong start.

More than £1,700 has now been raised by Kasabian Newton-Smith’s JustGiving page – with his family in the process of arranging a series of charity events that they hope will collect thousands more.

Kasabian, seven, Kay (r) and Simon Newton-Smith with Beryl Welburn, PACT Co-ordinator at Sheffield Children's Hospital who are trying to raise �670,000 for a new clinic for children with cancer. Picture: Andrew Roe

Kasabian, seven, Kay (r) and Simon Newton-Smith with Beryl Welburn, PACT Co-ordinator at Sheffield Children's Hospital who are trying to raise �670,000 for a new clinic for children with cancer. Picture: Andrew Roe

Brave Kasabian, from Parson Cross, has been fighting a rare form of bone cancer since he was two and has just found out the disease has returned for a third time.

He is now determined to inspire a massive new fundraising campaign to help other local children who suffer from cancer.

Mum Kay said Kasabian has been ‘really pleased’ with the reaction to his appeal so far.

“We have been reading the comments on the JustGiving page to him,” she said.

Kasabian, seven, Kay (c) and Simon Newton-Smith with Beryl Welburn, PACT Co-ordinator at Sheffield Children's Hospital who are trying to raise �670,000 for a new clinic for children with cancer. Picture: Andrew Roe

Kasabian, seven, Kay (c) and Simon Newton-Smith with Beryl Welburn, PACT Co-ordinator at Sheffield Children's Hospital who are trying to raise �670,000 for a new clinic for children with cancer. Picture: Andrew Roe

“When he goes to bed, he asks us to check it before he goes to sleep – he just loves it.”

Kay said the next big fundraising event will be a fun day at Mount Tabor Church on Wordsworth Avenue, Parson Cross, on Monday, August 24, between 10am and 3pm.

The event will include a bouncy castle, face-painting and a ventriloquist.

Kay said a Ladies’ Night is also in the process of being arranged for September, along with a coffee morning.

Money is being raised to support a new campaign by The Parents’ Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia charity to fund a new children’s centre for oncology and haematology patients at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

It is hoped the new facility will be in place by 2017.

To donate to Kasabian’s fight click here