Anya Bentham is a gorgeous little girl from Chester who has neuroblastoma, a highly aggressive childhood cancer. She only turned 2 years old in March 2013 but is already on her third round of chemotherapy trying to beat the disease.
Unfortunately the next phase of treatment Anya needs is not available in the UK, only in the United States, and the cost of her treatment won’t be met by the NHS. This means that Anya’s family, friends and The Neuroblastoma Alliance UK are trying to raise the £250,000 needed to fund her treatment.
Edge Transport first got involved by sponsoring a Balloon Race (Balloons 4 Anya) alongside recruitment firm, Gap Personnel. Each balloon costs £2 and the owner of the balloon which travels the furthest wins an impressive £500.
With over 2,500 balloons already sold the launch on 27th April 2013 in Waverton, Chester will be a very impressive sight as well as raise much-needed funds for the appeal.
If you’d like to get involved by buying a balloon then simply visit www.justgiving.com/balloons4anya. You’d be helping a great cause as well as having a chance of winning £500.
The Edge Transport family have also completed a sponsored bike ride, helped organise an Easter Fun Day raising over £1,000 as well as supporting other events.
When Palletline found out about the appeal at the recent Members Meeting, we were moved so much that we have nominated Anya Bentham and the Neuroblastoma Alliance UK as our charity for 2013.
To date we’ve raised £4,000 thanks to the generosity of our staff and our members at the Palletline Annual Awards dinner. We’re hoping to raise even more throughout the year and help raise awareness of the Neuroblastoma Alliance UK.
If you’d like to find out more about Anya, her progress and the fundraising events planned then why not visit www.justgiving.com/appeal4anya or her Facebook page www.facebook.com/AnyaBenthamAppeal. Please share her story and help her family reach the £250,000. Thank you.