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Hundreds of sick kids across the state have received an early Christmas gift today, thanks to a generous $1.5 million donation from The Lott by Golden Casket.

With the festive season around the corner, The Lott announced the major donation to start a month of hope-giving for families at the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

The funds will support world-leading research at the Children’s Brain Cancer Centre and provide wrap-around programs to help with recovery and health outcomes – a life-changing gift for children with brain cancer like seven-year-old Fletcher.

Fletcher was diagnosed with medulloblastoma – the most common high-grade brain tumour – in May this year and has faced more procedures than his family can count since this time.

He is expected to finish his chemotherapy treatment in early December. His family still have a long road ahead with his rehabilitation and ongoing side effects.

“As parents, we just hope to have three healthy and beautiful children on the other side of this experience. We just hope one day to see Fletcher play football, just like his Daddy.”

– Natasha, Fletcher’s Mum

Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO Lyndsey Rice welcomed the incredible donation and its impact on the fight against paediatric brain cancer for kids like Fletcher.

“Brain cancer kills more children than any other disease in Australia, yet it is often an underfunded area of research.

“Thanks to The Lott by Golden Casket, we can continue to make strides towards a future without brain cancer – we can advance treatment options, improve survivorship and in the long run, find a cure for this insidious disease,” Ms Rice added.

The Children’s Brain Cancer Centre unites the brightest minds from across the country in paediatric brain cancer research and is working on projects that have the potential to detect, monitor and stop the growth of brain tumours.

The donation strengthens The Lott by Golden Casket’s long legacy of supporting sick kids through the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Across the years, The Lott has committed almost $20 million to cutting-edge equipment, vital research and on the ground support for families in hospital.

Find out more about the Children’s Brain Cancer Centre here.