Katie is cancer free for five years!

Katie Robbins (centre) with her friends Ruby Heaton (left) and Morgann Garner-Jefferies.
Katie Robbins (centre) with her friends Ruby Heaton (left) and Morgann Garner-Jefferies.

Katie Robbins was just six years old when her family was told the devastating news she had cancer.

Her mum, Carol, explained: “After a biopsy and an operation to have a Hickman line put in, we discovered she had stage four wilms tumour, which is cancer of the kidney that had also spread to her lung.

“The tumour was so large it destroyed the right kidney and it had to be removed along with the tumour once she had had six weeks of chemotherapy.

“Luckily the treatment worked – the tumours in her lungs disappeared and the kidney was safely removed. She then went on to have more chemo once a week for the next nine months to prevent the cancer returning.

“As you can imagine, this was a difficult time for us and in celebration of her being cancer free for five years we are raising money for one of the charities that helped us through this difficult time

“Clic Sargent are amazing at helping and supporting families during this awful time.

“They offer financial help and advice regarding benefits and travel expenses, and help with holidays and family times.

“Not all children are as lucky as Katie and they are a huge support to families who lose children to this awful disease.”

In celebration of Katie’s triumph over cancer and to give something back to Clic Sargent, the Robbins family is holding a charity beach party at the Royal British Legion Club in Whalley Road, Clitheroe, on Saturday, June 28th, from 3pm.

Attractions will include food, games, a tombola, raffles, face painting and much more. There will also be live music from 6 pm with bands Dirty Tsunami and The Kicks.

Everyone is welcome and more information is available from the club in Whalley Road.