Teenager calls on Burnham-on-Sea to back cancer charity after receiving ‘amazing’ treatment

PUBLISHED: 16:00 09 February 2017

Zenon (middle) with his brothers Andrew and Kerry.

Zenon (middle) with his brothers Andrew and Kerry.


A cancer survivor from Burnham, who is just 15 years old, is calling on the community to help support the charity which helped him overcome the disease.

This comes after world cancer day was marked on Saturday across the country and a simple act like buying a charity wristband for £2 could make a difference.

Zenon Panteli was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in March last year.

He experienced nosebleeds, headaches and high blood pressure before receiving treatment for the disease.

Hodgkin’s lymphoma is not a common form of cancer and attacks the immune system, making it more difficult to fight infection.

Throughout his treatment, Zenon and his family received a wealth of support from CLIC Sargent, which is a leading cancer charity for children and young people.

Zenon said: “When I was diagnosed with cancer it was a huge shock. My CLIC Sargent social worker Linda has been a massive help, she is so nice and supportive.

“She has also arranged fun events for me to go on a flying experience day which was amazing.

“Buying a band and shouting about this campaign is such an easy way to make sure you can help other families. I hope everyone in Burnham gets behind this.”

To buy a wristband, visit the CLIC Sargent website here.

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