A seven year old boy is to receive cancer treatment in Germany thanks to a campaign run by the Herts Advertiser newspaper.
The local paper launched a fundraising campaign less than a month ago and has already reached its £60,000 target of donations from readers.
Freddie Rowe-Crowder will now receive four cycles of antibody treatment in Germany in a process called neuroblastoma.
Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital had given the boy just months to live in September.
Lisa Hobden, family friend and fundraiser marathon leader said: ‘I’d particularly like to thank the Herts Advertiser for taking on this campaign and handling it so sensitevly and getting the message out to a wider audience, which has resulted in some incredibly generous donations from the public.”
She added: ‘Without the Herts Advertiser getting the message out there is no way we would have raised that money.”