10-year-old Libby Atkins took home the prestigious accolade after raising over £60,000 to fund better treatments for children just like her.

Her inspirational efforts include a bake sale from her hospital bed during treatment, a black-tie charity dinner, and rallying the support of her local community to host raffles and events.

Libby's journey began two years ago when she was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in her left femur (thigh bone) following a fall whilst playing on Cleethorpes Beach, Lincolnshire.

Despite the 14 rounds of chemotherapy and multiple surgeries that followed, Libby continued thinking of others in a moving display of selflessness.

During her treatment, Libby and her family decided to set up Libby's Journey of Life, a Special Fund of the Bone Cancer Research Trust, to help find kinder, more effective treatments for future patients.

Her remarkable efforts gained widespread attention as her story spread across social media during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, capturing the hearts of many who were moved by Libby's display of strength and kindness.

Siobhan Cullen, Regional Relationship Manager at the Bone Cancer Research Trust, shared:

When Libby was diagnosed, her whole world fell apart, but Libby wasn't going to let that stop her from helping others. To raise over £60,000 in one year whilst going through 14 rounds of chemotherapy and surgery is nothing short of remarkable. Libby is an extraordinary girl whose spirit and determination continues to astound us all, and we couldn't be more proud of her.

Libby's dad, Craig Atkins, proudly accepted the award on stage at the QEII centre in London on his daughter's behalf.

The £60,000 raised thanks to Libby's tireless efforts will be used to support cutting-edge research projects aimed at improving treatments for Ewing sarcoma patients — providing hope to families facing a similar journey.

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