TikTok and YouTube star backs campaign to reward Ayrshire’s child cancer patients and survivors

A YouTube and TikTok star supports a campaign to reward Ayrshire’s childhood cancer patients.

Olivia Neill – who has amassed 1.3 million TikTok followers and more than 700,000 YouTube subscribers – uses her platform to shine a light on the 140 children diagnosed with cancer in Scotland each year.

The blonde beauty has joined forces with Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People Star Awards, in partnership with TK Maxx, to present awards to young cancer patients and survivors.

Families across Ayrshire are being called upon to nominate young cancer patients and survivors this holiday season.

The Star Awards are open to young people under the age of 18 who have been diagnosed and treated for cancer in the past five years.

There is no jury because Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People believes that every child diagnosed with cancer deserves special recognition.

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All nominees will receive a trophy, £50 TK Maxx gift card, T-shirt and certificate signed by a host of famous faces including influencer Olivia Neill, Nanny McPhee star Dame Emma Thompson, celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, TV personalities Dr Ranj and Joe Tasker, TikTok stars Flossie Clegg and Lewys Ball, as well as children’s television favorite Mister Maker.

Olivia said: “I have been humbled to hear so many incredible stories of courage in the face of this devastating disease, so I want to do everything I can to show my support.

“I urge people in Irvine to be nominated now as the Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People Star Awards are such a great way to pay tribute to these extraordinary children.”

With the Star Awards, Cancer Research UK hopes to raise awareness of some of the challenges young people with cancer are facing and which scientists are trying to address.

Lisa Adams, spokeswoman for Cancer Research UK in Scotland, said: “A cancer diagnosis is heartbreaking at any age, but it can be particularly difficult for a child or young person and their families – especially when many can develop serious long-term side effects. their treatment.

“Our Star Awards shed important light on these inspiring individuals, so we urge people to nominate now so we can celebrate their incredible courage.”

To nominate a star, visit cruk.org/starawards

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