Fundraisers are well on their way to raising the £40,000 needed to send cancer-stricken youngster Lily Douglas to Spain for life-saving treatment.
In September, scans showed that Lily, from Perth, was clear of cancer and her treatment was stopped.
But just weeks later her mum Jane, originally from Dundee, said the family received the devastating news that the results of Lily’s latest scans showed her cancer had returned.
Following the latest diagnosis, the family travelled to Orlando, Florida, for a holiday – believing it would be the last one they would take with Lily.
Jane said they wanted to “make memories” and they hoped that Lily would be able to swim with dolphins on her 11th birthday on Thursday.
However, since arriving in Florida the family have learned about a new treatment in Spain that they hope will save Lily’s life.
The pioneering treatment will last two weeks and doesn’t involve chemotherapy.
Now a campaign to raise £40,000 to send Lily to Spain has been launched, with about £22,000 already pledged and a fundraising concert planned for tomorrow night.
Four Perth businessmen – Pete Chan of China China, Jim Turriff from A&B Taxis, Athole McDonald at Kilmac Construction and Lee Walker, owner of Lee Walker Fencing – are spearheading the drive.
Pete said: “The majority of the money being raised is being brought in locally and the latest fundraiser is a concert in Perth’s Mallard bar tomorrow night when The Sandemans will be playing.
“The evening gets under way at 7pm and there will be prize draws.”
Jane said: “I’m so grateful to everyone who is raising money.
“We hope this treatment will save my baby’s life. The success rate for this treatment is much higher than chemotherapy.
“I cannot thank everyone enough for giving her the best gift ever – the chance to save her life.”