Mum appeals for London Marathon runners to support Cancer Research and help people like her brave daughter Charlotte, three

Elly Sindall with her daughter Charlotte, who is recovering from the cancer neuroblastoma, and Charlotte's brother Tom
Elly Sindall with her daughter Charlotte, who is recovering from the cancer neuroblastoma, and Charlotte's brother Tom

A Hemel Hempstead mum is urging people who have secured a place in the London Marathon to run for Cancer Research and help people like her daughter.

Elly Sindall’s daughter Charlotte was diagnosed with neuroblastoma – a cancer that commonly affects children – when she was just nine months old.

Charlotte has faced 40 general anaesthetics and 16 rounds of chemotherapy.

Now three, she is currently on a six month course of drugs to kill off any residual cancerous cells.

She is doing well and recently started nursery at Bovingdon Primary Academy.

Elly said: “That’s why Cancer Research UK means so much to me, because they’re helping to create more tomorrows for families like mine. But it’s not just technology and knowledge that will win the race against cancer, it’s funding.”

As the official charity partner for the London Marathon 2015, Cancer Research UK hopes to have its biggest team ever and raise around £2.5 million.

Anyone with a place who would like to run for Cancer Research UK should visit this website or call 0300 123 5461