On track to raise £2,000

Amanda Wyles and friend Stacey Taylor rode a Blackpool tram for 12 hours collecting money towards pioneering cancer treatment for toddler Oliver Field.

Amanda Wyles and friend Stacey Taylor rode a Blackpool tram for 12 hours collecting money towards pioneering cancer treatment for toddler Oliver Field.

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A HOTELIER has undertaken a marathon tram ride to raise money for a toddler with cancer.

Amanda Wyles, who runs the Pearl Hotel, in Charnley Road, Blackpool, spent 12 hours on Saturday riding the rails between Starr Gate and Fleetwood Ferry in aid of The Oliver Field Appeal.

Two-year-old Oliver is Amanda’s cousin’s son, who was diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma at the age of eight months.

His family now need to raise a quarter of a million pounds in order for Oliver, who lives in Huddersfield, to receive vital treatment in Germany.

Amanda, 47, who hopes to raise around £2,000, collected money during her mammoth ride between 8am and 8pm.

She said: “I don’t think it’s ever been done before and we just thought it’d be a different way of trying to raise money.

“He really needs to go to Germany and they’ve raised about £80,000 so far, but it’s been really hard work.”

To donate to the appeal visit www.theoliverfieldappeal.co.uk

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