A seven-year-old who has just finished three years of cancer treatment is helping children and young people’s charity CLIC Sargent raise money to help other young people with cancer.
Dog-loving Hunter Parton from Devon and his mum Jilly are helping the charity promote the sale of Rufus the CLIC Sargent Puppy, a new soft toy that can be bought at branches of HSamuel and Ernest Jones.
Hunter himself chose the name Rufus for the charity toy because: “It’s a brave and strong name, and you have to be brave during cancer treatment.”
He also says that Rufus is a "cute name for a really cute puppy."
Jilly says: “By buying a Rufus you’ll be supporting other children and their parents who are going the through the most horrendous experiences.”
Hunter says: “Please buy a Rufus and help children like me!”
The sale of eight Rufus puppies could pay for an hour of a CLIC Sargent Nurse’s time, so that they can coordinate the best possible care for children with cancer and ensure they’re treated as close to home as possible.