We’re very pleased to say we raised £3647 at the luncheon for Camille’s Appeal. As per custom practice the Society have chosen to support a charity for this event in which funds will be raised to help fund a rehabilitation unit for children under the age of five recovering from brain tumours. The charity is Camille’s Appeal http://www.camillesappeal.co.uk/. There are 10 such brain tumour specialist units across the country with our particular focus on Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.
Camille’s appeal was started because in June 2009, a young girl called Camille was diagnosed with an Intracranial Ependymoma situated in the fourth ventricle between the cerebellum and the brain stem at the base of the brain.
The charity was set up with the purpose of creating funds for Camille and other young children who have been diagnosed with a Brain Tumour. All money raised will be used in conjunction with the work being done by the NHS and other relevant organisations. The treatment of childhood cancers is improving every year. However, there is still a lot that can be done to help children like Camille.