Woodford Green father enlists famous faces in campaign to find a cure for daughter’s rare brain tumour
PUBLISHED: 16:38 14 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:38 14 September 2016
Famous faces have been snapped posing with a cute teddy bear, as they join the campaign to find a cure for a young girl with a rare brain tumour.
Kaleigh Lau, 6, from Woodford Green, was diagnosed with a very aggressive and inoperable brain tumour, known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas (DIPG), in April this year.
The rare condition, which almost exclusively affects children aged between four and ten years old, currently has no cure.
Now her father Scott Lau, 40, has enlisted the help of recognisable figures as he campaigns for the government to fund more research into the rare illness.
He said: “There are seven Kaleigh bears, one for each letter of her name.
“These bears are making their way around the country, in order to raise awareness nationally.”
So far, the bears have met singer Olly Murs, four-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah and BBC One Show presenters Alex Jones and Matt Baker.
Mr Lau has created a petition, which must achieve 100,000 signatures before December 3, in order for the topic to be debated in parliament.
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