A BRAVE little girl battling blood cancer is supporting a fun run to say thank you to the hospital who treated her.

Eight-year-old Lily Weeks has just finished gruelling chemotherapy for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.

The Maldon youngster was treated by Great Ormond Street Hospital.

To thank the hospital Lily joined sports presenter Gabby Logan to launch the RBC Race for Kids in aid of the hospital.

Lily, who featured on Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes over the summer, helped launch the event alongside mum Samantha, dad Darren and sister Ruby.

On the ITV series Lily showed Paul how fast she can scoot on her scooter, as well as her special ‘beads of courage’.

Viewers also saw Lily get an extra special visit from actor James McAvoy during his tour of the hospital.

Mum Samantha said: “I can’t even describe how proud we are of Lily, she is amazing and takes everything in her stride.

“She has handled everything so well and is so brave, bouncing back after every setback. Her positivity and sense of humour is what has saved us.

“GOSH have been fantastic and helpful, not just with Lily but for the whole family.”

Lily joined Amelie, 13, Rowan, ten and Arthur, nine, along with Gabby Logan, to officially start the countdown to the big day.

Laura Savory, Head of Community Fundraising at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, said: “The RBC Race for the Kids is a very special fun run where we see patients, families, staff and supporters come together to help us raise vital funds for GOSH.

"We’re thrilled that Lily supported the countdown to our event and that she got to ring the end of treatment bell recently to mark the end of her treatment at the hospital.

"All the money raised from the event will help us make a real difference to seriously ill children and their families from across the UK.

"I would encourage everyone to join us on Saturday 13 October and to either jog, walk or wheel their way around the course and enjoy the fantastic family festival after the race.”

The race takes place on Saturday and entry prices start from £18 for adults and £12 for children.

To register to take part in the RBC Race for the Kids, please visit gosh.org/raceforthekids