Dagenham care home event raises hundreds for neuroblastoma tot

PUBLISHED: 13:14 13 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:55 13 June 2017

Fundraiser for neuroblastoma girl Isla Caton at the Hanbury Court Care Home. Kirsty Curry, Chloe Caton, Corrinne Lee, Carly Caton and Shanie Lee

Fundraiser for neuroblastoma girl Isla Caton at the Hanbury Court Care Home. Kirsty Curry, Chloe Caton, Corrinne Lee, Carly Caton and Shanie Lee


Staff and residents at a residential care home have raised £346 to support a two-year-old girl battling a rare type of cancer.

Isla Caton before her neuroblastoma diagnosis Isla Caton before her neuroblastoma diagnosis

Slices of cake and peanut brownies were served up for guests at Hanbury Court Care Home, Dagmar Road, Dagenham, for a bake-off in support of Isla Caton who has neuroblastoma.

A Motown entertainer also featured at the fundraiser which was attended by 40 people last month.

“It was wonderful, everyone really enjoyed themselves,” said Charlotte Day, the care home’s activities co-ordinator.

“Isla’s family were really thankful for everyone who came along.”

A special thank you went to Mark Russell’s One Stop Castle who kindly provided a bouncy castle for children.

Some of the funds raised also went to Great Ormond Street Hospital where Isla is currently receiving treatment.

So far, £20,138 has been raised to help the tot receive potentially life-saving immunotherapy in the future.

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