by Scott Goodacre
The money from the bake sale held in the Street this week will go towards the Oliver Field appeal, a charity set up to try and raise £250,000 to fund life-changing treatment for two-year-old Oliver who has neuroblastoma.
The donation from students at the college puts the total fundraising at over £50,000, meaning Oliver’s family are well on track to get him the treatment he needs.
Oliver was diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma at eight months old and has endured a full year’s worth of treatment, including induction chemotherapy, surgery, high dose chemotherapy with stem cell rescue, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and antibodies. His family were told at the end of treatment that he was NED (meaning No Evidence of Disease).
Since then however he has had an MRI scan, with the news coming in the run up to Christmas that his tumour had returned.
The money will go towards treatment abroad, and the family are aware they are up against time to hit their target. You can read more on their story and find out how you can get involved at www.theoliverfieldappeal.co.uk.