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PRIVATE TOUR: Croxley cancer survivor gets special Hogwarts trip

 Published on: 27th December 2019   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

An eight-year-old girl from Croxley Green was among the 30 children who were treated to a private tour of the Warner Bros studio in Watford as part of a special Christmas event organised by leading children’s charity Children with Cancer UK.

Among the guests was eight-year-old cancer survivor Bella-Rose. Bella was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when she was just three years old. 

A year and a half into Bella’s treatment she relapsed and required a bone marrow transplant. Bella is now clear of cancer, but she faces lifelong side effects including a higher chance of secondary cancer and liver damage.

Bella and the rest of the guests enjoyed riding the Hogwarts Express, testing out wands, visiting the Chamber of Secrets, ‘flying’ on broomsticks and sipping on mugs of butterbeer, as well as exploring Gringott’s wizarding bank.

Bella’s mum, Abbie Stanwix, 38, said: “We’re so thankful to Children with Cancer UK for organising events like these, so we can share special moments with other oncology families. 

“It’s also important to share these special times with each other.” Said Abbie.

Children with Cancer UK helps families experience the joy of Christmas – free from hospital visits and treatments, through its events. 

Around 115 children and parents attended the Hogwarts in the Snow tour.

You can support families who have been affected by childhood cancer by donating to Children with Cancer UK’s appeal here childrenwithcancer.org.uk/christmas-parties 

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