£100K AND RISING
Craig Nisbet • Published 18 Jan 2012 16:30
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Chris and Connie Riddle with their daughters Olivia, 15, and Vanessa, 10.
STAFF and residents at Todhill Country Centre in Stevenston are rallying round the centre's administrator Connie Riddle and her family's massive fundraising scheme after her daughter Vanessa's cancer returned.
The plucky youngster faces a trip to America because the NHS can't treat her - and Connie and her husband Chris are already a fifth of the way towards raising the half a million pounds they need to fund it.
Vanessa is 11 years old. In December 2011 she was told by doctors that the neuroblastoma she has been fighting since the age of nine has relapsed. It's a kind of cancer that mainly affects young children and babies.
For the full story see this week's Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald.