Family of Sutton boy battling cancer celebrate Christmas early

Dawson Wilcock
Dawson Wilcock

The family of a Sutton boy who is battling a rare form of cancer have celebrated the festive season early - and are holding a Christmas card competition to raise funds

Dawson Willcock, who is nearly two, was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma in January.

His family and the community have £350,000 to give their son a chance to survive a rare form of cancer but have been left devastated after doctors told them he cannot be cured.

They say they have not given up hope and still believes in miracles - but the money could be donated to help other children.

Mum Wendy Wilcock celebrated Christmas early with Dawson earlier this week.

In a Facebook post on October 29 she wrote: "Well a week ago today as you may have seen, Christmas was brought to us, a lovely Reindeer, Santa Claus, Mrs Christmas and their beautiful little Santa dog came to visit and deliver presents early. A beautiful but emotional day.

"Staying with the Christmas theme we are off on a Santa horse and carriage ride on Wednesday. We have the most amazing friends around us sorting these wonderful things."

Ms Willcock has organised a competition on Facebook asking parents to submit their children's drawings.

She planbs to make cards from the images and sell them raise funds for Dollar for Dawson.

There winners are:

The under 5 winner is

Aiyla aged 4

6-10 years

Ella 6 and Olivia 7

11-15 years

Ruby 12