Mila Sneddon captured the nation’s heart when an emotional image of her pressing against her window, as her father stood outside, went viral during the pandemic. At the time the pandemic hit, Mila was enduring a gruelling cycle of chemotherapy and other treatments for leukaemia and only she and her mother were able to remain in the family home, due to Mila’s risk of catching COVID. The Duchess of Cambridge included the now famous image in the book - Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020.
Mila’s parents, Lynda and Scott, are now backing the Cornwall House Draw to raise crucial funds for Blood Cancer UK, so the charity can continue to help families like theirs. By entering the Cornwall House Draw, you’ll support Blood Cancer UK’s vital mission to beat blood cancer for this generation and you could win a £3,000,000 luxury house on the coast of Cornwall!
Mila, from Larbert, Falkirk, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, in November 2019, aged just four years old. Thank goodness, she was given the all clear in March this year. Lynda said: "I still remember the day in November 2019 when we found out Mila had leukaemia. it’s a parent’s worst nightmare, I sobbed uncontrollably. Mila needed to start chemotherapy straightaway. Chemotherapy caused Mila’s hair to fall out, weight fluctuations, mobility problems and bladder infections. It’s a lot for anyone to face, especially a little girl.”
“The support from Blood Cancer UK was so important, that’s why we’re thrilled that the money raised from this Omaze partnership will enable this wonderful charity to continue the truly lifesaving work it does to help more families like us.”
The draw is also backed by Blood Cancer UK supporter Dame Penelope Wilton, who was so moved by her role in the film Calender Girls in 2003, she has supported the charity ever since. The film tells the story of friends from the Women’s Institute who shoot their own Pirelli-style nude calendar to raise funds for Blood Cancer UK - after one of them, Angela Knowles, tragically lost her husband John to non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in February 1998.
So do something omazing - enter the draw today for the chance to help those affected by blood cancer, and you might also become an instant multi-millionaire!