The legacy of Niamh Curry, the little girl who touched the hearts of millions, will live on.
Her parents, Chris and Samantha, have decided to continue Niamh’s Next Step in order to help other children with Neuroblastoma – the cancer their daughter suffered from.
Five-year-old Niamh, who fought the disease for nearly a year and a half, died on May 20.
Her parents had launched the charity in January as they wanted to raise £450,000 in order to send Niamh to Philadelphia in September for urgent medical treatment.
Mr Curry, 39, said the £350,000 raised by people in Wellingborough and across the county will now be used to help fight Neuroblastoma. He said: “We could not do what we wanted for little Niamh but we hope we will be able to help someone else.
“We were looking at setting up a Niamh Curry Foundation but instead we have decided to keep Niamh’s Next Step going.
“All the money raised from this will go to Neuroblastoma Alliance which will go to help other children with the disease.
“We won’t be fundraising as vigorously as before but we will be doing all we can to support the charity and we want to carry on raising awareness.”