A CHARITY golf match this Sunday will help support the fundraising efforts of the family of an Elgin youngster who has battled childhood cancer.
The mixed open greensome at Spey Bay Golf Club will be in aid of ‘Cure Neuroblastoma’.
Neuroblastoma is a very aggressive childhood cancer and youngster Isla Simpson, from Elgin, was one of around 100 children diagnosed in the UK every year.
Isla, who will be four in November, has undergone a number of operations and ongoing treatment in hospital over the last two years and is currently doing well.
Her parents, Sam and Ross, have continued their fundraising efforts in support of efforts to find a cure for the condition.
Neuroblastoma is the second most common solid tumour in childhood, and makes up 8% of the total number of childhood cancers.
It is a cancer of specialised nerve cells, called neural crest cells. These cells are involved in the development of the nervous system and other tissues.
"The symptoms of neuroblastoma are often vague," said Sam, "because of this most children are diagnosed when the cancer is widespread."
Sponsored by JLP Engineering Angola, places are still available in Sunday’s event, with tee times from 9am to 2.30pm. The cost is £15 per couple and entries can be phoned to 01343 820 424.