Molly-Mae donates £1,000 to Ashley Cain's daughter's fundraiser as billionaire PLT founder gives a huge £20,000

MOLLY-MAE Hague and Mrs Hinch were among the big-hearted donors to give to Ashley Cain's fundraiser to help get his seven-month-old daughter Azaylia potentially life-saving leukaemia treatment.

Fashion brand Pretty Little Thing's founder Umar Kamani also showed staggering generosity by giving a huge £20,000.

The GoFundMe page surpassed its £1 million goal in just hours today, with 30-year-old Ashley explaining that it was his baby girl's only chance.

Earlier this week, the heartbroken star revealed that Azaylia had relapsed after an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant.

The devastated family now face a race against time to secure a spot in Singapore for year-long CAR-T therapy, plus a haplo transplant, which will give Azaylia the best chance at survival.

They need a £500,000 deposit just to be accepted into the hospital and onto the program, with Ashley desperate to raise a million as soon as possible to give Azaylia the best chance.

And thanks to his kind followers and famous friends, Ashley has raised over £1.2 million in just 18 hours.

Billionaire Umar is currently the top donor with the £20,000 windfall, with the 33-year-old Manchester-based businessman one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country.

Faded Clothing were second with a £10,000 donation, which was matched by In The Style founder Adam Frisby.

Mrs Hinch gave £3,000, and Love Island stars Molly-Mae and Maura Higgins £1,000 each.

Footballer Andre Gray, who is engaged to Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock also donated £1,000, and Marvin Humes £500.

Over 86,000 people have donated in total having been left moved by Azaylia's ongoing battle after she was diagnosed with leukaemia at eight weeks old.

Last week, Ashley fought back tears and admitted that he was "broken" after being told that the recent transplant did not work as hoped, adding that his "heart had been torn to pieces" on the "hardest day" of Azaylia's fight so far.

Begging fans to give what they can, the former footballer shared photos taken for his daughter's emergency passport as he wrote: "After long discussions and a global outreach for treatment, our consultants along with consultants from around the world have come to the conclusion that the ONLY option to save Azaylia’s life is to fly to Singapore for CAR-T therapy plus a haplo transplant, for a minimum period of 1 year.

"Because of the aggressiveness of Azaylia’s disease, we don’t have time on our side and we may have to fly out within a matter of weeks. This treatment and associated expenses will be in excess of 1 million pounds with an initial deposit of £500,000 just to be accepted into the hospital and onto the program.

"Azaylia is such a strong little girl who has fought through every near impossible battle so far and she has done it all with love in her heart and a smile on her face! We pray that we can raise the funds to get her to Singapore so she can continue fighting for the life that she loves so much! ❤️"

He added: "Azaylia has changed our lives, she has made our lives and she deserves the chance to live her own life. She is beautiful, she is strong, she is courageous and she glows with hope and happiness. Our hearts are intertwined and with one beat of her heart, our hearts beat along together. Please help our hearts continue to beat as one! ❤️

"We are on our knees asking for help to get us to Singapore. Even the smallest of donations can help us reach out goal! Please help us to save our beautiful daughter Azaylia, she has inspired not only us as her parents but so many other people around the world. If you have been following our journey you can see that she shows us all everyday how much she loves life and wants to be here! ❤️"

Ashley and his partner Safiyya expected Azaylia to get the all-clear in February after gruelling chemotherapy treatment, but were left "blindsided" when they were instead told that the cancer had returned.

She went on to have a bone marrow transplant, which doctors hoped would beat the disease.

Ashley wrote earlier this week: "Consultants made us aware that if her leukaemia returns after transplant there are only few options left.

"Over the last few weeks we have been exploring one of these options, by weaning her off her cyclosporine medication to give her donor cells a boost, in the hope that they take action in combating the leukaemia."

Source: Read Full Article