A UTTOXETER store is getting behind a mammoth fund-raising mission to send a little girl battling cancer on a dream holiday.
Daisy Chain, in Carter Street, will open its doors today for a ‘Seconds’ sale to raise money to send eight-year-old Imogen Evans, who is battling neuroblastoma, to Disneyland in Paris.
The sale, which will start at 10am, will sell items which have been slightly damaged or have small chips so therefore can no longer be sold in the shop but would still make nice gifts.
All of the money raised will go towards the dream trip for the youngster.
The event, organised by Faye Mawer, has already seen massive interest from people on Facebook.
Clair Atherton, owner of Daisy Chain, said: “We really want to help her get the dream trip.
“We have had such a massive response so far and around 2,300 people have seen it on Facebook. It has been a bit overwhelming but lovely.
“We are hoping to raise a few hundred pounds from it. We will clear a table for it and if it is nice we are hoping to put one outside as well.
“It is a fantastic cause so I would ask people to please come along and support it for Imogen.
“Everything will be so cheap and it is so fantastic that the money will be going to Imogen.
“It will be open all day until the shop shuts at 4.30pm.”
Items on offer will include photo frames and boxes, children’s book ends and toys, wooden boxes, jewellery and tea light holders, Disaster Designs purses and wallets, Christmas decorations and chalk boards.
Less than 100 children a year are diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a child specific form of cancer.
Since first receiving the devastating diagnosis, Imogen has undergone six chemotherapy treatments and doctors have already seen a change in the size of her tumour.
Ms Mawer said: “Imogen has undergone six chemotherapy treatments so far and has been so brave and understanding of the situation she is fighting, but she is fighting it and the doctors have already seen a change in the size of her tumour. This is just the start of many months of more treatment for her.
“Imogen is always smiling and has even managed to be regular at school for a long time throughout this treatment but just recently she has had to deal with high temperatures and an infection that has put her chemotherapy on hold until this is controlled.”