Estate agent hopes to raise £50k for child with rare cancer

Arianna Solieri
Arianna Solieri

An estate agent in north London has pledged to raise £50,000 to help a six-year-old with a rare form of cancer pay for her potentially life-saving treatment.

Arianna Solieri, from Ware, Hertfordshire, was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer that mainly affects young children, in November 2021.

It starts in a nerve cell and then spreads throughout the body. For Solieri, the cancer spread to her bones, bone marrow, legs, spine and skull, meaning the cancer is at stage four.

After learning of the six-year-old’s fight with cancer, David Astburys in Crouch End pledged to help raise funds.

The firm’s owner and managing director, Aaron Cox, told the local press: “It was actually my wife who made me aware of Arianna’s situation. Local parents were talking about it at school and I came home from work one day and she was really upset. She didn’t want to talk.

“I’m a father of three kids. No child should every have to go through something as traumatic as this. Even now I feel emotional talking about it to be honest.

“So we contacted Arianna’s family and said we’d like to help.”

David Astburys has donated £5,000 and is organising local fundraising events including football games and sponsored walks.

Cox added: “Estate agents often get a bad rep and, some of the time, rightfully so. Agents can be self-centred. It’s all about them. So, we’re trying to flip the script.”

You can donate to David Astbury’s campaign by clicking here.



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