Mum or­gan­ises ball for Mylo’s hos­pi­tal

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others - By He­len Fair­ley

ken­tish­ex­press@thek­m­ A mum who has raised thou­sands for char­ity af­ter her son beat can­cer is set to boost the fig­ure even higher with a cel­e­bra­tion ball.

Sally Heckle, 37, has been a tire­less sup­porter of Great Or­mond Street Hos­pi­tal (GOSH) since her son Mylo Mel­lor was treated there af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with neu­rob­las­toma when he was just four months old.

Fol­low­ing a hos­pi­tal stay for bron­chi­tis the fam­ily re­ceived the dev­as­tat­ing news that a tu­mour had been dis­cov­ered grow­ing from the nerve end­ings in Mylo’s spine and push­ing into the wall of his lungs.

Mum-of-four Sally from Bod­sham wit­nessed first hand the amaz­ing work GOSH do and since then has com­pleted the Inca trail, run marathons and col­lected more than £70,000 for the world fa­mous chil­dren’s hos­pi­tal.

Now, as Smeeth Pri­mary pupil Mylo cel­e­brates five years of be­ing can­cer free, per­sonal trainer Sally is look­ing for­ward to mark­ing the oc­ca­sion by hold­ing a sum­mer ball at Lympe Cas­tle on Satur­day evening.

Fam­ily friend Carla Doo­ley said: “Sally or­gan­ises one ev­ery year but be­cause this is Mylo’s 5th year can­cer free it makes this one par­tic­u­larly spe­cial.

“Sally has also just com­pleted the Ibiza cy­cle ride with her boyfriend Spencer and I’m sure has more stuff lined up, the woman doesn’t stop.

“She doesn’t get the recog­ni­tion she de­serves for ev­ery­thing she does. I don’t think she re­alises how amaz­ing she is.”

Sally has also been an am­bas­sador for GOSH.

“This role in­cludes or­gan­is­ing fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, rep­re­sent­ing the char­ity, meet­ing and thank­ing sup­port­ers of the char­ity and help­ing to spread the word about the hos­pi­tal’s work.

To find out more visit www.­come-an-am­bas­sador or call 020 7239 3066.

Sally Heckle, pic­tured with Mylo, has raised thou­sands for Great Or­mond Street Hos­pi­tal af­ter her son was treated there

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