A BRAVE little girl living with childhood cancer is to undergo major surgery in December, in the hope she can then to travel to America for remission treatment.

Lucy Wright, from Great Harwood, was eight when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma and has been having treatment in Southampton since May.

The St Hubert’s Primary School pupil is due to finish this round of treatment in November and will then undergo surgery to remove her tumour before Christmas.

After her diagnosis, Lucy’s parents, Richard and Carrie, launched Lucy’s Mission to Michigan, a fund-raising campaign to raise £150,000 - the cost of paying for the remission therapy in the US.

Mrs Wright said: “Lucy understands everything that’s going on and we’ve always talked honestly and openly about things, so she’s well aware that her surgery is coming and we hope she’ll have recovered in time for Christmas.”

Mrs Wright, who describes her daughter as amazing, said the family are looking to be able to travel to Michigan next year.

She continued: “We only want her to go through this once.”

Since the fundraising page was set up, generous donors have contributed £135,000 out of the £150,000 they need.

A special event has now been organised to help raise the last £15,000 and will take place at Great Harwood Gold Club on November 16.

Organiser, Adrian Schofield said: “I’ve been watching Lucy’s story on Facebook over the last year, and Lucy’s mother told me she is a warrior. I believe it to be true after seeing how far she has to travel for treatment in this country, and how she is dealing with her illness.

“Hopefully this event, which will have live music from The Shaduows, will help towards reaching their target.”

Mrs Wright added: “When I think about all the people who have donated I just want to cry. People are amazing.”

Tickets cost £8.50. E mail Mr Schofield on adr@sky.com or call 07935215265. To donate, visit gofundeme.com/lucysmissiontoMichigan