Brave tot with cancer to repay Barnham trust’s kindness

Walking to raise money for charity. Gemma Maryon and her family are walking a pier to pier walk for  Tylers Trust on the 16th May. Her son, William Pedersen (5, has an inoperable brain tumour and is presently receiving treatment. Pictured is Gemma with her son, William.'Lancing.''Picture: Liz Pearce 310315'LP1500795 SUS-150331-184814008
Walking to raise money for charity. Gemma Maryon and her family are walking a pier to pier walk for Tylers Trust on the 16th May. Her son, William Pedersen (5, has an inoperable brain tumour and is presently receiving treatment. Pictured is Gemma with her son, William.'Lancing.''Picture: Liz Pearce 310315'LP1500795 SUS-150331-184814008
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THE family of a little boy diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour will be doing a fundraising walk for a Barnham charity which supported him.

William Pedersen, four, was diagnosed with the cancer in 2013 and has undergone an aggressive course of chemotherapy to shrink the tumour.

To brighten the treatment, William and his younger brother Henry, two, received gift boxes from Tyler’s Trust.

The trust was the idea of Tyler Murphy, 17, of Orchard Way, in Barnham, while he was receiving treatment for a brain tumour.

William and his family, from Lancing, will now be repaying Tyler’s kindness by holding a trek from Brighton Pier to Worthing Pier on May 16.

It comes after a similar walk by the family, last year, raised an incredible £10,000 – cash which will hopefully pay for a dream holiday to Disney World Florida and Lapland for William and his sibling.

William’s mum Gemma, 33, said: “It was such a great day last year. It wasn’t just the money it was a great atmosphere having everyone together.”

Tyler, 17 will join the family on the last leg of the walk. William will also complete the last part of the trail after missing out last year because of his poor health.

The convoy aims to leave Brighton Pier at 10am. The family would welcome well-wishers at the finish line.

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