AN appeal to send a poorly four-year-old to the US for essential treatment has been boosted by a donation of more than £3,500.

Law firm Keogh’s, of Bolton, raised £3,698 for the Sam Shaw Appeal.

The parents of the Glencoe Avenue youngster, Christine and Carl, need to raise £250,000 to take the neuroblastoma sufferer to Philadelphia for immunotherapy treatment.

Staff at the firm raised half of the money through a number of fundraising activities, which was match-funded by the company’s charity committee.

Sam’s grandmother, Margaret Speakman, who received the cheque on behalf of Christine and Carl, said: “Thank you so very much to everyone at Keogh’s for the extremely generous donation.

“We have been completely overwhelmed by the kindness, support and generosity we have received from the communities of Darwen, Blackburn, Bolton and beyond.”

To support the Sam Shaw Appeal, visit www. appeal.