Fundraising campaign for toddler's vital cancer treatment hits target
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Fundraising campaign for toddler's vital cancer treatment hits target

A CAMPAIGN launched to raise vital funds to help a young girl get treatment for a rare type of cancer has finally hit its target.

In 2019, friends and family of Beatriz Farmer-Maia, who is known to them as ‘Bibi’, launched the Help Bibi Beat Cancer GoFundMe page to help the three-year-old access specialist treatment for neuroblastoma in Barcelona.

The Irish music community in London, led by sisters Molly and Nora Mulready, were among the many to get behind the campaign - which has now raised the £40,000 needed to start Bibi’s treatment.

The Mulready sisters helped bring more than £3,400 to that total.

In 2019 they gathered members of the Irish music community for a fundraising folk night which raised over £2000 for Bibi’s campaign.

Over the past month they renewed their appeal for support from the Irish community, raising a further £1430 in the process.

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This week Bibi’s family thanked everyone involved in the fundraising effort, stating: "Thanks to you, all 3,125 of you, we have enough money to get Bibi the treatment she needs in Barcelona.

“We are so incredibly grateful to every single one of you.”

Nora Mulready also thanked the Irish community members who had lent their support.

“A special thank you, thank you, thank you from me to everyone from the Irish and folk music community for getting involved,” she said.

“You have done something genuinely practically helpful for this wonderful little girl.”