The mother of a boy from Marlow who is battling leukaemia has raised over £3,000 to help her son fight cancer.

Seth Lowdon, 12, was 18 months into a five-year chemotherapy plan to battle leukaemia at the beginning of May when his family received the “devastating” news that he had relapsed.

They were told that the relapse meant chemotherapy alone wouldn’t be enough to cure him, and that their best chances lay in finding a stem cell match and undergoing a bone marrow transplant.

Emma Lowdon, Seth’s mum, launched a GoFundMe page this week to raise awareness about registering as a donor and to fund positive experiences and treats for her son. 

She has so far raised over £3,000 of the £3,800 target.

Emma said she, along with her husband Justin and their other child have been tested to see if they are a stem cell match and are waiting for the results.

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On the GoFundMe page, she wrote: “If a match is found, Seth will need to isolate at Great Ormond Street for three weeks before his transplant.

“He needs to be in isolation for an additional nine plus weeks after the transplant in hospital and once discharged, his recovery will be lengthy.”

She has also urged others to register on the stem cell register and spread awareness about the importance of finding out if they’re a match for people like her son battling diseases.

Adding: “The thought of not finding a donor for Seth is unbearable.”

Leukaemia is a type of blood cancer that affects blood cells in your bone marrow – usually white blood cells.

There are different types of leukaemia and the treatment you need depends on the type.

Click here to donate to the fundraising page now.