Staff at the Tesco Extra store in Bradley Stoke have taken part in a special fundraising initiative that will contribute towards the cost of potentially life-saving treatment for a five-year-old Bristol boy who suffers from a rare form of cancer.
Kaylum Ryan’s family is desperately trying to raise £280,000 so they can take him to America for a pioneering treatment for neuroblastoma, which is not available on the NHS.
Kaylum was diagnosed with the condition in July 2013 and since then has undergone chemotherapy and had several operations. He went into remission in October 2014, but nine months later his cancer returned and his parents have been told that the chance of a cure is very slim, leading them to seek a different type of treatment abroad.
On the weekend of 18th June, staff at Tesco stores across Bristol helped bolster the ‘Kisses for Kaylum’ fund by walking from store to store with a trolley and by arranging in-store money-raising activities.
Staff at the Bradley Stoke Tesco Extra store played their part by holding a raffle and offering shoppers the chance to throw wet sponges at store mangers held in a set of stocks.
Managers and staff in fancy dress also took part in the Bristol area trolley relay, by completing the stretch to the Tesco Express store at Baileys Court, after the trolley had arrived from Thornbury, via Pear Tree Road.
The Bradley Stoke store’s efforts raised £1,050 towards Kaylum’s treatment fund.
• For more information, visit @kisses4kaylum on Facebook
Photos: 1 Tesco staff members Dawn Richards (community champion, left) and Katie Palmer (right) invite shoppers to throw wet sponges at Atilla Kiss (home delivery manager). 2 Tesco staff ready to set off on the trolley push.
This article originally appeared in the July 2016 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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