US treatment for girl after Perrys fundraising

Emma Hoolin, 3, is undergoing six months of pioneering immunotherapy treatment for high risk neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer, after over £218,000 was raised in less than two months.

As well as appeals in local newspapers and fundraising events across the North West, Perrys dealerships have also joined the activities with a number of sponsored events.

In October, four members of Perrys staff took on a gruelling 55-mile bike ride to the Cat & Fiddle pub to raise funds, while Perrys in Bolton has been selling cakes and cards.

Rattle tins have also been used in Perrys dealerships to raise money for the cause, which will give Emma six months of treatment.

In a card to Perrys Motors, Emma’s family has thanked the dealerships for their support in helping to raise the funds in such a short period of time.

However, fundraising for Emma is set to continue across the North West in the event more treatment is needed in future.

A Perrys spokesperson said: “Emma is currently in Philadelphia getting the 6 month course of immunotherapy treatment she needs to give her the best chance of survival for the future, and while Emma has been fortunate enough to raise the funds needed, the fight goes on for the sakes of other children indiscriminately targeted by Neuroblastoma.”