A GROUP of school mums from Blossomfield Infants School have joined forces to raise vital funds for a brave pupil who has been diagnosed with Leukaemia.
Freya Hill, six, was diagnosed with stage four Lymphoblastic Leukaemia on July 7 – just days before she broke up for the school summer holidays.
Days before the diagnosis, Freya had problems with her breathing and was up all night tossing and turning.
Convinced it was just a common cold, her mum, Helen decided to book a last-minute doctors appointment to get her checked over – unprepared for the devastating news.
Distraught and in utter shock, Helen was told Freya’s treatment needed to started straight away to reduce the watermelon-sized tumour.
Despite having her life turned upside down in a matter of minutes, the brave little girl has stayed positive and adjusted to her new life in and out of hospital.
Determined to help Freya and relieve the financial burden, a small group of school mums decided to pull together and set up their own fundraising events.
Speaking to The Observer, Helen said she is overwhelmed with the support she has received from parents at the school.
She added: “Seeing everyone come together to help Freya has been absolutely amazing.
“As Freya has two and a half years of treatment ahead of her, I want to do all I can to help her life a normal life.”
Family friend, Nora Ma said she felt compelled to do something to help the brave school girl after losing her aunt to the life-limiting disease last year.
The fitness instructor has picked up her gloves and organised a series of boxercise sessions which will run throughout November.
The classes will take place every Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm at Shelley Farm Community Centre.
Another parent, Nav Soroya, decided to dust off her brushes and has organised a makeup masterclass to help people learn how to perfect a long-list of makeup looks ahead of the festive season – including smokey eyes and a number of neutral looks.
The masterclass will take place on at the Holiday Inn in Solihull on November 27 – Tickets cost £25
All money raised at both events will go towards funding day trips, specialist equipment and resources to help the courageous youngster while she is going through intense treatment.
For makeup masterclass tickets, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/nav-soroya-makeup-11885778092