Fashion show raises £670 to help ten month old Louth cancer sufferer Leo

Leo Heaven fundraiser'Louth
Leo Heaven fundraiser'Louth

A FASHION show has raised hundreds of pounds to help an ‘adorable, beautiful baby’ from Louth suffering with cancer.

Leo Heaven, just ten months old, has already had one kidney removed and a subsequent MRI scan then revealed a small tumour on his remaining kidney.

He is now undergoing chemotherapy on his remaining kidney meaning constant 160-mile round trips trips to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for treatment.

The fashion show with a disco theme, held at Cordeaux School alongside Models 4U and Mode, saw a huge turnout and raised a total of £670 to help with those costs.

Leo’s great-grandma Sheila Heron said young parents Jake Heaven, 24, and Lauren Hinton, 22, have coped admirably since Leo was diagnosed.

“They are wonderful parents despite being young kids themselves, Leo is their only child and their pride and joy,” she said.

“Leo’s a happy, beautiful baby, he’s adorable.

“There’s so much support from family and friends for Leo, we’re all behind him, he’s facing up to it well.

“We were amazed by the turnout on Saturday, between 100 and 150 people, and the money will be a great help with the costs of taking Leo to Sheffield once or twice every week.

“We sold the tickets ourselves for £3.50 and though we thought it would be popular we didn’t expect the turnout to be as good as it was, this will give Jake and Lauren a huge lift.

“A big thank you to Bev from Models 4U, and Mode in Queen Street who provided the clothes, they both helped make the night so special.”