THE mother of a boy who was treated for a rare type of bone cancer has helped raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Samantha Bennett's teenage son Adam is in remission from Ewing's Sarcoma and she joined a group of fundraisers in Witney to raise £292.16 through a bucket collection last Saturday.

The activity was part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place throughout September, with all the cash raised going to the Childhood Cancer and Leukaemia Group.

Adam was diagnosed in December 2017 and was treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital last year, with Mrs Bennett previously raising hundreds of pounds for bone cancer awareness.

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She said: "There is nothing worse than seeing your child suffer. The side effects of the chemotherapy are horrific and can often cause lasting damage.

"We need to discover better treatments for children who are diagnosed with cancer. We have managed it for other cancers so it’s not impossible."

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month invites people to wear gold ribbons throughout September and these are available to buy at several Witney shops.