Fleur Guyton (16) - will join Beefy on Thursday 19 April in Norwich
After collapsing at home aged four in November 1998, Fleur Guyton was rushed to the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital where she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). She received two years of chemotherapy before undergoing three weeks of punishing radiotherapy at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, but has since recovered well. Now 16, Fleur is determined to help Sir Ian support more vital research into better treatments and cures for blood cancers, especially for teenagers, who remain difficult to treat.
She said: “I think Sir Ian Botham’s work is amazing, I really do. He’s someone people should look up to more. There are people out there who don’t realise how serious blood cancers are and they should! Treatments for children have improved a lot but for teenagers there’s still so much work to do.”