South Shields mum’s plea to support cancer charity

Harrison Cochrane with mum Claire.
Harrison Cochrane with mum Claire.

The mother of a schoolboy who is battling his way back to health after fighting cancer, is getting behind a fundraising drive launched by the charity which helped them.

Seven-year-old Harrison Cochrane will today celebrate nine months in remission after being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma in December 2014.

Every day there is a child diagnosed with cancer and the charity is there right from the start to support the family.

Claire Cochrane

Throughout his ordeal both he and his family received support from cancer support charity CLIC Sargent.

They are calling on people to get behind the charity’s annual Wig Wednesday campaign this week to raise vital funds for the cause.

Mum Claire said: “Every day there is a child diagnosed with cancer and the charity is there right from the start to support the family.

“Without their support I don’t know what we would have done. Harrison is now nine months in remission and things are looking really well.

“When Harrison was diagnosed with cancer we weren’t going to tell him but, with their support, we told him what was wrong and what was going to happen.

“They offer an invaluable service at a time when your world is turned upside down and, as a family, we would encourage people to get behind them.”

Harrison, who attends Westoe Crown Primary, had been ill for a year before he was finally diagnosed with cancer.

Carolyn Trotter, teacher at the school said: “CLIC Sargent has shown the school so much support following Harrison’s diagnosis that we wanted to give something back.”

To sign up to Wig Wednesday visit www.clicsargent.org.uk/wigwednesday.