A THREE-year-old boy diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer has returned home.

Freddie Thompson, who lives in Ampleforth with his parents Philip and Emily and older brother Oscar, was diagnosed with an aggressive stage four neuroblastoma when he was just two years old.

The youngster has already undergone 80 days of chemotherapy and surgery at Leeds General Infirmary, and his family are now aiming to raise £250,000 to send him for pioneering vaccine treatment in America which has, in trials, decreased the chance of relapse to 30 per cent.

Freddie’s Fight has so far raised more than £60,000 and last week the youngster was able to return home.

Emily said: “After a long stay in hospital Freddie is finally home and reunited with his big brother, Oscar.

“This is has been the toughest part of the journey so far for Freddie as he has been so poorly and not his usual self but his gorgeous smile has returned and Freddie is quickly becoming his cheeky self again.”

Celebrate Country Cake Design in Helmsley will be hosting a special sugarcraft workshop to help raise money for Freddie’s Fight. Rhian Crusher, owner of Celebrate Country Cake Design, will be hosting the event on Saturday, February 23.

In the classes, which are suitable for people at all levels of experience, people will be able to learn how to create a blue teddy bear, complete with a gold ribbon in honour of Childhood Cancer Awareness.

Rhian said: “When I heard about Freddie and everything he has already been through, I knew I had to help.

“Putting my skills to good use seemed the most obvious option and the sugarcraft workshops are always very popular. I’d like to say thank you to Renshaw, which is donating the icing, as it means all the money raised can go to directly to Freddie’s Fight.

“I hope to see lots of people there for some fun and to learn a new skill – all for a very worthwhile cause.

“Even if people aren’t able to attend, they’d be more than welcome to pop in to leave a donation.”

The first workshop, which will take place at the Methodist Schoolroom in Helmsley, will begin at 11.30am and finish at 1pm.

Further workshops will be run throughout the day, according to demand. Places cost £15 and can be booked through Celebrate Country Cake Design’s Facebook page or by phoning 07974 487644.