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Gran's appeal.

A TYNESIDE grandmother's campaign has raised thousands of pounds.

Rose Brown set up the Lucas charity to raise money for the hospital treating her desperately ill grandson.

Two-year-old Lucas Longthorpe is only one of 24 children in the world battling pleuropulmonary blastoma, a rare childhood chest tumour.

He has already lost both his kidneys to the condition and cysts are also attacking his lungs.

Mrs Brown has raised pounds 3,000 for her grandson.

To find out more about Lucas, and how to support the charity, visit
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 3, 2008
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