Launch of Charity, Sophie’s Wish on Saturday

Launch of Charity, Sophie’s Wish on SaturdaySophie was diagnosed for brain tumor when she was at the age of 11 months and now she has reached the age of 2.5 years and still recovering. Sophie’s parents have decided to help youngsters who are suffering from the disease. She has undergone 2 brain operations and 16 months of chemotherapy at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

They have been launching a charity in their daughter’s name, which is Sophie’s Wish, in order to raise money for the treatment of brain tumors. They will launch it on Saturday at St Thomas’s Church Centre in Crookes, which will be an entertaining day. The fun day will run from 2pm to 4pm, as it will include a bouncy castle, crafts, face-painting, and activities for babies and food stalls.

Pete Burchill, aged 35, who lives in Hillsborough, said that now Sophie is in better health, but there are many more Sophies in the world and everybody may not be as lucky as she is. Dad, Peter said that when they visited Sophie in hospital they were shocked to see that brain tumor is so common among children and young people.

He added, “We have witnessed first-hand the effects of this condition and seen many of Sophie’s hospital friends lose their lives to this cancer that can strike so quickly and indiscriminately”.

Her mother, Abigail said that despite of two operations, her daughter has grown up as an active toddler.

Meanwhile, Pete and Abigail added that collected funds will go to Brain Tumor Research, which is a group of 18 brain tumor charities.