Nicolle said: “CLIC Sargent helped us all through Leon’s illness, offering financial and emotional support. I am more grateful to CLIC Sargent than I know how to express.
"I do hope that people can consider purchasing one of my books in November and be assured that 100% of the profits will go to CLIC Sargent in Leon’s name to help children with cancer.”
To purchase any of Nicolle's books during November, please visit her official website.
Leon was born on 5 November 2010 and his cancer was diagnosed in August 2012 during a routine CT scan after Leon had contacted pneumonia.
It was a shock as there had been no symptoms from a tumour found in his lung. After surgery, Leon was diagnosed with Undifferentiated Sarcoma, a very rare form of cancer.
Sadly, Leon’s condition worsened and in February 2013, following a seizure, a total of five tumours were found in his brain. Nicolle says that Leon remained strong throughout, managing a smile every day and throughout his treatment, Leon remained a very cheeky, giggly little boy and did not complain once. Leon passed away in March 2013, surrounded by the love and support of family and friends.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Engagement Manager Liz Blunt said: “I am so sorry to hear that Leon passed away from this rare childhood cancer.
"I think it’s absolutely wonderful that Nicolle has continued to raise vitally needed funds for children and young people with cancer and it means such a lot to know that our frontline staff at Southampton have been able to help at all during such a difficult time.
"I hope that people will support Nicolle and her generous offer of all profits from her book sales in November going to CLIC Sargent in Leon’s name. We really appreciate all that Nicolle and her family and friends have done for children and young people with cancer.”