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Firefighters raise more than £1,500 for life-saving treatment

Newport firefighters raised more than £1,500 during a charity car wash earlier this month for medical treatment for a little boy called Archie, who was diagnosed with a rare form of Neuroblastoma earlier this year.

On Saturday 16 November, the team at Newport Fire Station and a band of helpers from Archie’s family washed cars throughout the day and sold lots of cakes to help raise money for life-saving treatment.

Archie and his twin brother came to the fire station for a visit on the day and met some of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's on-call firefighters in Newport.

Archie has been undergoing treatment with the NHS and his family got in touch with the team at Newport Fire Station, Archie’s local fire station, to see if they could hold a charity car wash to help raise funds for treatment in the USA for Archie to prevent a relapse of Neuroblastoma.

The treatment isn’t available on the NHS and Archie’s family are looking to raise £200,000 for him to undergo a vaccination treatment in the USA to give him the best chance of beating the disease for good.

For more information about Archie’s journey and how you can support him, visit: www.justgiving.com/campaign/archiesjourney

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