School fundraises for help towards Hornchurch pupil’s cancer treatment

PUBLISHED: 11:26 25 July 2016 | UPDATED: 11:26 25 July 2016

Mia Delaney at the cake sale held by Langtons Junior Academy

Mia Delaney at the cake sale held by Langtons Junior Academy


Thousands of pounds have been raised to assist the family of an 11-year-old girl with cancer who is due to have treatment in America next month.

Mia Delaney, from Hornchurch, was diagnosed with a rare form of tissue cancer earlier this year and will soon be travelling to Oklohoma for proton beam therapy, which is not yet available in the UK.

Langtons Junior Academy, Westland Avenue, Hornchurch, which Mia attends, has raised more than £3,700 to help her family during the 10 weeks they will be in America.

Cake sales, fun runs and participation in the ice bucket challenge were just a few of the fundraisers organised by the school.

Headteacher Anna Thorpe said: “It’s been amazing to see how the whole community has united to help raise money for Mia and her family. Mia has been so courageous and all of her classmates are so supportive.

“It is really touching to see how our children care.”

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