Toddler Eileidh to front a national Christmas appeal

Moray toddler Eileidh
Moray toddler Eileidh Paterson recruited as face of Christmas appeal

THE STORY OF a Moray toddler who has inspired thousands during her battle against childhood cancer is to used to front a national campaign.

Eileidh Paterson’s story has been one of hope and courage that brought together communities in her home town of Forres with those throughout Moray and the north east.

In a matter of weeks fundraisers touched by her battle against neuroblastoma raised the £125,000 she required to undergo pioneering treatment in the United States – treatment that it is hoped will halt the aggressive cancer from returning.

Now the ‘Solving Kids’ Cancer’ charity is to use Eileidh’s story to spearhead their Christmas campaign to fight all childhood cancers, with the three-year-old’s images encouraging families around the country to collect donations through tea parties and group photographs in festive outfits.

Eileidh’s mother Gail said that if her daughter’s face helps to spur people towards helping then it would be “brilliant”. She added: “The charity needs all the help it can get towards research as finding a cure is vital.”

Potential fundraisers can find out more by visiting the NCCA charity web page for details as they encourage people attending Christmas gatherings to help their cause.