Charity drop to help Molly
PUBLISHED: 10:20 28 November 2013 | UPDATED: 10:20 28 November 2013
A two-year-old cancer sufferer from the Avenues has inspired 200ft fancy dress charity abseil - with one fundraiser looking to take the plunge in a skimpy 'mankini'.
In May, little two-year-old Molly Stott was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukaemia, and is being treated at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
Molly’s parents, Alice and Roy Stott, Alice’s best friend Sophie and Molly’s godparents were only able to stay with her in Bristol thanks to the charity’s rest home, Sam’s House.
And they are so grateful for the charity’s ongoing support that they have vowed to raise as much money as possible when they abseil down the sides of Bristol’s Premier Inn on Sunday, dubbed the ‘Jingle Bell Drop.’
Cancer charity CLIC Sargent runs a rest home for families and children undergoing treatment in the city called Sam’s House.
Alice, 34, said: “Sam’s House gave us a break from hospital and allowed us to have friends stay at the weekends, which was a vital support during a really tough time.
“Although Molly will be living through treatment for the next two-and-a-half years of her life the prognosis is good, and the doctors expect to cure her.”
She added that that charity has continued to support them through a social worker, days out and accommodation.
She added: “This is the least we can do. They have been amazing.” Sophie Beardmore and Molly’s godparents, Felicity Vine and James Searle, are also taking the plunge.
James said: “I stupidly said if I raised a grand I would abseil in a ‘mankini’.
“I’ve managed to raise £250 so far. I think it’s going to get a bit nippy on the way down!”
Felicity said: “Molly truly is such an inspiration and always has a smile on her face no matter what challenges she is facing.”
The abseil is especially poignant for Sophie – her sister was diagnosed with leukaemia when she was four.
“When something like this happens to you it gives you a major reality check to appreciate every second of every day with your children.”
To donate go to http://www.justgiving.com/teams/mollyindiastottfund