A NEW fundraising appeal has been launched – to help a dying little boy.
Family and friends of Pierce White-Carter, of Cowlersley, hope to raise money to send him and his family to Disneyland Paris.
It is one of the things on his “wish list”, after doctors said they could do nothing else to tackle his neuroblastoma, a cruel form of cancer that affects youngsters.
Eight-year-old Pierce, of Cowlersley, may have only weeks or months to live.
Now his great grandmother, Mrs Cora Carter, and other family members are hoping to raise £7,000 to pay for the brief holiday.
Mrs Carter, who chairs the Kirklees Federation of Tenants’ and Residents’ Associations, said: “It was mentioned to Pierce while he was in hospital that there is a charity who helps children like him, but sadly they are not able to do anything.
“It would be wonderful if we could get Pierce and his family out to Paris.
“I am known for being able to solve many people’s problems but this is one I cannot tackle on my own”.
Mrs Carter has already had offers of help with raffles and other fundraising events from tenants’ groups across Huddersfield. Another relative, Nancy Ludlow, is hosting a Family Fun Day at her home at 201 Netheroyd Hill Road, Fixby, on May 8.
Pierce’s mum Rebecca, who is due to have a baby in the next few days, said: “It would be lovely if we could take Pierce in a few weeks’ time, but obviously it depends on how he is.”
He has spent weeks in and out of the special cancer unit at St James’s Hospital, Leeds, having gruelling courses of chemotherapy but is now at home with his parents and family – with no hope of a cure.