Princess Leah campaign continues

Little Leah Taaffe with her mum Sabrina.
As little Leah Taaffe passes the halfway mark of her radiation treatment, the fund raising campaign continues at pace.

As little Leah Taaffe passes the halfway mark of her radiation treatment, the fund raising campaign continues at pace.

The six year-old Robertstown girl is battling a rare form of brain cancer and is receiving the latest phase of her medical care at St. Luke’s Hospital in Dublin.

She previously underwent chemotherapy at Crumlin Hospital before a team of doctors from London took over the supervision of her case.

“Leah is now in her third week of radiation. She is now sleeping most of the day, this is part of radiation treatment. They’ve extended her treatment from four to six weeks to give her a better chance,” explained her Auntie Kym Kelly.

She said the ‘Let’s do it for Leah’ night at the Hazel Hotel and the Nitrogen festival in Rathangan went very well.

This weekend there are also a number of up coming events. On Friday June 7 Kildare Town AFC is hosting a charity match with current and former players coming together for the Georgina Donnelly memorial cup at 7pm. .

Clane GFC has also come on board with a Zumbathon with Leanne. This kicks off at 7.30pm on the same night and the theme colour is pink. Admission is E15 for adults and E5 for kids. There will also be raffles, face painting and balloons.

There will be a bike rally in Carbury on Saturday 8 with registration at 4pm. All bikers are very welcome. Afterwards, there will be a shave or dye night at Carbury GFC at 8pm. Meanwhile, Farringtons pub in Rathcoffey are also doing their bit with a fund raiser starting at 9pm. There will be food, a raffle and music.

- Niamh O’Donoghue