Uplyme teenager responding well to cancer treatment

German doctors treating Woodroffe School student Sam Nunn report “very positive results”

An Uplyme teenager suffering from an aggressive form of cancer is said to be responding well to pioneering treatment.

Woodroffe School student Sam Nunn, 18, has been receiving specialist care at a hospital in Germany where doctors have reported some “very positive results”.

Locals have raised thousands of pounds to help meet the costs of his treatment for the rare neuroblastoma – amongst them regulars at Uplyme’s Talbot Arms.

Landlords Steve and Wendy Gardner put up a picture of a tree in the bar and invited people and organisations to colour in one of its 100 branches at �100 a go.

They were overwhelmed by the response – with generous locals and visitors donating just under �13,000 in rapid time.

Now they say there is cautious optimism for the success of Sam’s treatment

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Said Mrs Gardner: “Sam has had some very positive results from scans taken at his last treatment and has been well enough to spend some time back at school.”

Mr Gardner added: “He has had a really good response to lots of his treatment and is going out for further tests.

“He is doing remarkably well and has had fantastic support from the village – really amazing.”

Many other groups have been raising money to help pay for Sam’s treatment which is expected to top �72,000, after transport and accommodation costs are met. They have included the local football, cricket and swimming clubs.

Money has also been raised at the Nags Head, in Lyme Regis, where his auntie, Debbie Hamon, is the Landlady.