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One-year-old Evie’s cancer battle inspires ‘sponsored toddle’ in woods

PUBLISHED: 19:00 30 November 2017

The sponsored toddle for Evie.

The sponsored toddle for Evie.


A group of parents and toddlers walked through Worlebury woods to raise money for a children’s cancer charity, inspired by a one-year-old’s fight with the disease.

Evie. Evie.

Zoe Noyle, from Worle, organised the ‘sponsored toddle’ for the Solving Kids’ Cancer charity.

The walk was inspired by Zoe’s friend Imogen O’Driscoll, who she met at Birmingham University when they were both pregnant, and due to give birth a week apart.

Imogen’s twin daughters Evie and Ella were both born prematurely in May 2016, before Zoe had her own son Finley in August.

Just before her first birthday, Evie was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a cancer of the sympathetic nervous system which often causes tumours in the adrenal glands and abdomen.

The sponsored toddle for Evie. The sponsored toddle for Evie.

Zoe said: “High intensity chemotherapy made Evie incredibly poorly.

“There were drugs to combat the horrific side-effects and infections in-between and drugs to then combat the side-effects of those drugs which then have side-effects.”

Evie has suffered from three infections, sickness and needed blood transfusions.

If the cancer comes back following her most recent surgery, there will be no more treatment options available to her.

Around 100 children a year are diagnosed with neuroblastoma, and Solving Kids’ Cancer funds research into it, including studying less invasive treatments.

Zoe initially organised the walk for her friends, but with the support of Baby Break Parent and Toddler Group in Kewstoke the group raised £1,151.

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