Adam gets a VIP welcome at No 10

Adam Bombley with celebrities Rochelle Humes, Sara Cox and Donna Air''Picture: 'Julie Brombley
Adam Bombley with celebrities Rochelle Humes, Sara Cox and Donna Air''Picture: 'Julie Brombley
Have your say

CANCER survivor Adam Brombley was a picture of happiness as he was given VIP treatment at Number 10 Downing Street.

The 15-year-old rubbed shoulders with Samantha Cameron and a clutch of celebrities, including singer Peter Andre, radio host Sara Cox and TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp.

He was one of 20 youngsters who have all battled cancer and were invited to the home of the Prime Minister to have their bravery recognised.

The event was also aimed at raising awareness of the urgent need for funding to pay for more research.

Adam, of Birch Tree Drive, Emsworth, who attends Chichester High School for Boys, said: ‘It was amazing.

‘It was an indescribable experience – it was so surreal being at 10 Downing Street.

‘When I saw some of the younger ones playing hide and seek at Downing Street, it was a bit mad.’

Portsmouth FC fan Adam was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in August 2013 after doctors found a large tumour growing in his chest and into the right atrium of his heart.

He faced many trips to hospital and gruelling chemotherapy over the next 10 months.

Adam finished treatment last summer and recently learned his cancer was in remission.

On meeting the celebrities, Adam said: ‘Peter Andre was probably the nicest celebrity I have met.

‘He was so caring and wanted to know about what happened. Sara was nice and listened to everything.’

Adam’s mum Julie Brombley said: ‘Adam endured months of treatment with unbelievable strength and resilience.

‘I couldn’t be prouder of him so I’m delighted that his courage has been honoured with such a fantastic day, especially when he has missed out on so much.

‘Going to 10 Downing Street was an unforgettable experience for so many reasons, but most importantly because through supporting Cancer Research UK we can help to spare other children and families from this devastating disease in future.’

New figures show cancer deaths in children and young people have fallen by 58 per cent in the UK over the past 40 years.