Teenage cancer survivor says thank you to Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital

George Marriott
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A teenage brain tumour survivor is calling for people to support a charity’s annual fundraising day to help The Children’s Hospital in Sheffield.

George Marriott, aged 16, is urging schools, businesses, groups and individuals to bake, run or dress up or down as part of The Children’s Hospital Charity’s ‘Make it Better Day’.

The Wingerworth teenager, who is studying for his GCSEs, is promoting the fundraising day as a thank you for the life-saving treatment he received at The Children’s Hospital.

He said: “The treatment I received was amazing.

“The hospital might be in Sheffield, but it sees children from across the country and the world. Something as simple as a bake sale or a dress down day at work can raise much needed funds for the hospital.”

George was nine years old when he started feeling sick and having headaches.

He was sent for an MRI scan at The Children’s Hospital, which uncovered a benign tumour in his brain.

After successful treatment and surgery, George has gone on to raise more than £20,000 for The Children’s Hospital charity.

He held an auction last year.

George added: “Last year, businesses and supporters across the county came together to support me with my auction.

“It was an amazing atmosphere, so I would urge people to get involved with Make it Better Day again this year with their own fundraising events.”

Gemma Bower, community fundraiser at The Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “George is such an inspiration - every year he supports us on Make it Better Day and throughout the year.

“Money raised from Make it Better Day helps change lives for the children who make more than 260,000 visits to our world-leading hospital each year.”

To order a fundraising pack or to find out more about the charity visit www.tchc.org.uk