A BRANSTON girl who was diagnosed with a brain tumour just eight months ago is preparing to take part in a charity bike ride to raise money for the hospital which treated her.
Jasmine Dunn has been through months of gruelling treatment since she was diagnosed in February, when a scan uncovered the reason she had been tired, forgetful and off her food.
The 10-year-old has now completed her treatment, and is waiting for the all-clear, but in the meantime, she is planning to do all she can to support the children’s ward at Nottingham University Hospital, where she has been treated.
“I met lots of nice people when I was there, and I was looked after so well on the ward that I feel I should give something back to say thank you,” said Jasmine, of Hollyhock Way, Branston.
The sponsored bike ride will be taking place on the Oxhay rugby pitch at Trent Washlands between 2pm and 4pm on Sunday, October 20.
Around 30 people have already said they will take part, including Jasmine’s friends from Rykneld Primary School. Adults as well as children are taking part, and many more are expected to join in.
She said it was ‘really nice’ that so many people wanted to help.
Jasmine’s mum Sonal said they were hoping to raise £2,000 through this and other activities, which include a bake sale at the school Christmas fair.
Mrs Dunne told the Mail the family had been through ‘a living hell’ while Jasmine had been unwell, but that the little girl’s attitude helped them all.
“She’s been amazing. She’s smiled and been so brave. There have been long period she’s been suffering the effects of the chemotherapy but she’s been amazing. It’s getting better now, but it’s all because of the care she received from the hospital,” she added.
To support the cause visit www.justgiving.com/Jasmine-Dunne or text JASD47 £ plus the amount to 70070.