Supporting Sheffield Children's Hospital and fighting childhood cancer

23 June 2022

Supporting Sheffield Children's Hospital and fighting childhood cancer

Arron and Lucy both graduated from Sheffield Hallam in 2021 after juggling full-time work and parenting with studying part-time. Amazingly, they have also found the time to raise £14,000 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital and were nominated for their Community Group Award. The inspiring couple are now fundraising to pay for potentially life-saving treatment for their three-year-old son, Jude who was recently diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive childhood cancer.

To date they’ve raised over £130,000 in donations but their target is to reach £254,000 by September 2022. Over 2300 generous people have organised events, bought something, donated through a collection box or online and undertaken sponsored challenges.

We recently caught up with Lucy to find out why she and Arron are passionate supporters of Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Lucy said:

“We are extremely grateful to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for their prompt diagnosis and the treatment and care that Jude has received. It will always hold a special place in our hearts for what it has done for us. There is a constant connection with SHU because we’ve received so much of Jude’s care from SHU students and graduates. Hopefully by the end of the NHS treatment Jude will have reached remission and we are wanting to access a trial in New York which aims to, and has shown excellent results so far, in eliminating the chance of relapse for high-risk neuroblastoma patients. This is a shot at giving Jude the long and happy life that he deserves whilst supporting research into high-risk neuroblastoma.”