Cash for Toddler's Cancer Treatment Stolen

27 June 2017, 13:01 | Updated: 27 June 2017, 13:22

Dawson Willcock

Money donated for a 21-month-old boy's cancer treatment has been stolen in Nottinghamshire.

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Charity boxes for Dawson Willcock were taken from a play centre in Sutton-In-Ashfield earlier this month.

Dawson has a rare form of liver cancer and his family are trying to get him to the States for treatment after chemotherapy seems to have stopped working in the UK.

A crowdfunding page for Dawson has raised more than £95,000, his mum Wendy has told Capital they need around half a million for the treatment; and his condition is getting worse.

He's had about 34 courses of chemotherapy and the cancer is so aggressive, it's now spread to his lungs.

Sergeant Geoff Brown, the officer in the case, said: 

"Stealing is a despicable crime but to steal from a charity is utterly heartless. There was a considerable amount of money in the collection boxes.

"We are determined to trace the persons responsible and are urging anybody with any information to report it to us as soon as possible."


The break-in happened at the Jimmy Beans Children’s Play and Party Centre on Coxmoor Road.