Henry Allen Appeal statement

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The Henry Allen Appeal has announced that the four-year-old neuroblastoma sufferer has become too poorly for treatment.

However, the charity says it will continue to raise funds to create a legacy for Henry and help other children with cancer.

The Henry Allen Appeal recently won the People’s Choice Award at the Citizen’s Pride in Milton Keynes Awards (pictured).

A statement on the Henry Allen Appeal Facebook page said: “It is with a heavy heart that we bring you this news. Henry has not been very well of late and out of respect for the family we have kept updates to a minimum.

“During this time the tumours have continued to grow, even through treatment. Despite best efforts and care Henry is struggling to cope. He has become too poorly for treatment abroad and his Mummy and Daddy would like to take him home and keep him comfortable. Henry himself has said he doesn’t want any more medicine.

“The Appeal will continue but we must advise you that any monies you now raise will not go towards helping Henry for treatment abroad. These will be combined with funds already raised to create a legacy for Henry and help another family whose child faces the same fight.

“Dawn and Mark have asked that the three of them spend precious time as a family together without interruptions. Therefore can we ask that everyone who is in contact with them respect that wish and do not contact them at home or by phone during this special time.

“By all means please leave your messages of support below where they can read them at their leisure. Can we please ask you all to hold them close to your hearts as you have already been doing and Hope, Dream and Believe that the time they have left is peaceful.

“Thank you for your continued love and support – it means the world.

“The Appeal Team x x x x x”