Cancer Relief donates to help Ashya King

Patricia King receives a cheque from Cancer Relief's Phil Staton, left, and Steve Coupe
Patricia King receives a cheque from Cancer Relief's Phil Staton, left, and Steve Coupe

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A CHARITY has stepped in to help Ashya King as he continues a course of life-saving treatment.

Cancer Relief UK presented Ashya King’s grandmother Patricia King, of Southsea, a cheque for £30,000 to help fund ongoing medical care after he finishes proton beam therapy.

The worthy cause was set up in 2008 to assist cancer sufferers in the UK whose families experience financial hardship.

The NHS has already confirmed it will pay for Ashya King’s proton treatment in Prague.

Speaking to The News, Patricia said it was ‘wonderful’ so many people had rallied round to support the family.

‘At first Ashya’s parents thought they would have had to find the money somehow for the proton therapy,’ she said.

‘This money will help for after the therapy as Ashya will be needing care for a long time.

‘I am not surprised by the level of support we have been given, when I see people they are very supportive.

‘I haven’t heard a bad word about any of it.

‘Everything that people are giving is going into Ashya’s fund.’

Patricia said she is in contact with her son Brett ‘every other day’ and has been told that her grandson Ashya is making good progress.