A FIVE-year-old boy with a rare type of cancer has raised £4,000 to help support children’s charities. 

Teddy Davey suffers from Langerhans’ Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) – a cancer so rare that only one in 200,000 children have it. 

Since his diagnosis in September, the little boy from Locks Heath has been undergoing weekly chemotherapy and steroid treatment. 

A fundraiser in his name took place at AFC Totton football ground on Sunday May 8. 

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Nursery nurses and Teddy’s family organised the family fun day to show support for children’s charities, Abby’s Heroes, which supports families and their loved ones facing cancer and the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity who also support families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness. 

Teddy’s mother, Louise, said Echo the event was “overwhelming” thanks to the support from the local community.

She said: “I think it showed how loved Teddy is and to think how many people cared about us as a family.” 

She also said that her son was “so happy” calling the day his “best day ever”. 

Laura Wheeler, one of the nurses who looked after Teddy at preschool, said the fundraising event was “better than we could have ever dreamt” after seeing the smile on Teddy’s face. 

While family and friends continue to support Teddy in his recovery, donations have continued to help the family.

Louise explained that thanks to these, she has now received an adaptive buggy which allows her to go on walks with both her children.

Abby’s Heroes is currently fundraising through a 24-hour Three Peak challenge. The event involves hiking in the Lake District with the possibility of climbing multiple peaks such as Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden – all in 24 hours. 

The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity is currently fundraising through skydiving challenges with its volunteers.