West Ham player Robert Snodgrass donates £3,000 to help Hornchurch four-year-old Isla Caton who is battling a rare form of cancer
PUBLISHED: 16:00 14 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:23 14 November 2018
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West Ham footballer Robert Snodgrass has donated £3,000 to help four-year-old Isla Caton from Hornchurch who has a rare form of cancer.
The Scottish star donated the money to Isla’s online donations page, and left the message “keep fighting little one”.
Isla, was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma in March last year, and after nearly 18 months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, her parents were hoping to get the all clear so she could go to America for a cancer curing vaccine.
But following scans and tests, doctors found between seven to 10 spots of the cancer on her bones.
Isla, and her mum, Nicola Caton and dad Michael Hook are now in Barcelona where she is receiving specialist treatment that will hopefully get rid of the cancer.
Friends and family have been fund raising for Isla’s treatments for nearly two years and have raised more than £350,000 - but they now need to raise more.
The treatment in Spain could cost up to £750,000.
Hammers fans have been raising money for Isla over the last few months with collections, challenges, auctions and games against rivals Millwall.
Last season the club hosted Isla and her family, where she led out the team for their home game against Bournemouth.