Jess Shepherd, 9, a Harefield Primary School pupil, can't get the treatment she needs to beat Boris – the name she's given her tumour – in the UK. Her family is trying to raise £300,000 so she can go to the USA for therapy.
This Saturday coming, another major event in her fight with the illness takes place – Jess's Jinglebell Ball - with former World Light Heavyweight Champion John Conteh a star name set to attend.
Mr Conteh, a Northwood resident, will be signing photos in exchange for a donation to the fund.
The event, featuring a range of music, comedy and other entertainment, is being hosted by Harefield Cricket Club.
See tweets below for more details and how to get tickets.
Jess, pictured below right, is suffering from a rare form of childhood cancer for the fourth time.
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Jess has been fighting a rare childhood cancer on and off since she was three. Although it went into remission spontaneously, she suffered the first relapse on 28 December 2013.
Her gran Louise Dillon Walker, recently told Hillingdon is Here that the community's support “chokes her up”.
The family have been surprised at the amount of events and money raised from residents so far.
Various fundraisers have taken place, including a special charity football game, featuring ex-professionals, at Harefield Football Club. Its chairman Gary South also organised a music festival.
Louise said: “I wasn’t expecting this, I must admit. We thought maybe there would be a couple of bake sales. But no, Harefield has been absolutely brilliant and this is what a village is - totally amazing.”
Danielle White, Jess's mother, has called the support from the community as “ridiculously overwhelming”.
Jess named her tumour Boris and thereafter the Help Jess Beat Boris campaign sprung into action.
More details of the JingleBell Ball below thanks to Mel Dazley
— HillingdonisHERE (@HillingdonHERE) 30 November 2016
More exciting News! Former World Light Heavyweight Champ John Conteh will be joining us for the evening at Jessicas Jinglebell Ball. ? pic.twitter.com/QLdX03H7CM— Help Jess Beat Boris (@jessboris8) 29 November 2016
— mel dazley (@Moodymango) 7 November 2016
She recently met Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP Boris Johnson, pictured below.
Jess met MP Boris Johnson at the civic centre earlier this year
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