A total of £30,000 has been given to the Sam White Legacy to pay for a vital piece of eye equipment.

The Sam White Legacy aims to raise awareness about childhood brain tumoursThe Star Trust, an East Midlands-based charity run by local business owners and entrepreneurs, gave the Sam White Legacy £10,000.

This was then generously and unexpectedly topped by an anonymous donation of £20,000 from a Nottinghamshire woman, after she heard Sam’s mother, Pam White, speak eloquently at the Star Trust’s Ball.

£27,000 of the total donation will be used to buy a special pair of goggles for the imaging unit at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. The remaining £3,000 will go towards paying for family breaks for young brain tumour patients and their families at Center Parcs.

Pam said:

“The goggles are not funded on the NHS and they are being ordered from abroad.

“When a child wears the goggles they are shown special images, which allow doctors to accurately tell how much sight and field of vision a child with a tumour around the area of the eye has.

“The doctors can then use the information the goggles provide to know how much the child can see and how much of their sight they can then try and preserve.”

The goggles are due to arrive at the hospital before Christmas 2017.

Cleo Lacey of the Star Trust said:

“Pam put in an application to us and she passed with flying colours. She gave a heart-warming speech at our ball about the Sam White Legacy and the hard work it does.”

The cheque was presented by Cleo Lacey and Steve Warren, who are both directors of the Star Trust, to Sam’s parents, Mike and Pam White.

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