MORE than £55,000 has been raised for a six-year-old boy in remission from cancer, his family has announced.
Dean Puplett, a year two pupil at Ysgol Glanrafon in Mold, was diagnosed with childhood cancer neuroblastoma in 2010, when he was just three and a half years old.
The brave youngster has now fought off the condition, although there is an 80 per cent chance it could return.
The cast of TV’s Coronation Street have been among members of the wider community bidding to raise the £500,000 needed for treatment if Dean’s cancer comes back.
His mother, Jane, said: “This past 12 months has seen us make contact and become friends with many strangers.
“They have reached out to help us help our son alongside the huge outpouring of support from our own and our family and friends’ local communities.
“It has been a very busy year of fundraising for us and an undertaking of various personal challenges have hugely contributed to Dean’s appeal total.
“It may go without saying how grateful for all of this we are. But it does need saying.
“For this, we will never find the words to express our thanks and appreciation.”
The last year has seen fundraising efforts bring in £55,992.80 for the Dean Puplett Appeal with Coronation Street star Ian Puleston-Davies becoming a new ambassador to help promote it.
Jane, 37, and Dean’s father Tony, 41, are desperately trying to raise the half-a-million pounds needed to pay for treatment which may save his life, which is only available overseas.
l Donations can be made to the Dean Puplett Appeal by any of the following means:
Text DEAN93 and your amount £1-£10 to 70070