Scaling new heights to support Benjamin’s treatment - The Evesham Observer

Scaling new heights to support Benjamin’s treatment

Evesham Editorial 11th Oct, 2021   0

A PERSHORE fund-raiser is going the extra mile and scaling the heights for the Wavensmere Foundation in support of a little boy called Benjamin.

Benjamin is undergoing chemotherapy but is now in a six-month isolation period before treatment begins again.

Benjamin has been dreaming of a garden he can enjoy and the Wavensmere Foundation are aiming to raise £10,000 to help fund it.

Becky from local award-winning catering firm Sprint Group, and her friends, have raised nearly £9,066 by climbing to the top of Snowdon in aid of Benjamin and the Wavensmere Foundation.

At the time of printing, the fund-raising page was only £934 off the £10,000 target.

In 2017, Benjamin was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia at just five years old and has been battling ever since. Having had several rounds of chemotherapy, relapses and one successful bone marrow transplant, Benjamin is now at a difficult point in his journey.

Recently Benjamin’s family have had to make the heart-breaking decision to put treatment on hold and he therefore needs to shield at home for six months.

The Wavensmere Foundation and Benjamin’s parents said: “Currently the garden is unsafe and not suitable for use, particularly for Benjamin who must be more careful than others. Wavensmere Foundation aims to clear the current garden, start from scratch and create a space in which Benjamin can get fresh air, exercise and improve his mental health and well-being through nature.

Becky said climbing Snowdon was the most challenging, physical, painful yet hilarious experience to date, but worth every single step to help Benjamin along his difficult journey.

Ross Ryan, Director at Sprint Group, said: “We’re so proud of Becky and her friends and have supported her along the way. We wish Benjamin and his family the very best of luck.”

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