Voluntary Groups & Charities

Team Mikayla

Everyone at Team Mikayla wishes all their supporters and well wishers a very Merry Christmas and thanks everyone for their invaluable support in granting wishes to children with cancer throughout 2017!

You can write a prayer, a wish list, what you would like for Christmas, also ‘in memory of’ messages and hang them on the tree at The Funky Teapot on Grove Street in Wantage for a small donation to Team Mikayla.

Mikayla Beames

Mikayla Beames from Childrey near Wantage was diagnosed with brain cancer (Ganglioglioma) at the age of 4. Now 11 Mikayla has been fighting this brain tumour for 7 years undergoing regular chemotherapy along with numerous surgical procedures, scans and interventions. The tumour has severely affected her sight in her right eye and has limited the vision in her left eye so she is now registered blind. However Mikayla has remarkable spirit and determination to enjoy life to the full and remains a fully active member of Hanney Brownies along with her 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Three years ago Mikayla told her mother Natasha that she would like to help other children with cancer. From this simple request, Team Mikayla was born raising over £60,000 in three years to be able to grant wishes to 33 other children fighting cancer on the Kamrans Ward at the JR hospital in Oxford. They have also given 300 Christmas Gifts and Easter Eggs.

For the joy she brings to brave children fighting life’s extremes, Mikayla was voted the Inspirational Child WellChild Award Winner 2016 and received her award from Prince Harry.

Can you help?

Team Mikayla relies on volunteers to organise fetes, raffles etc, or large sponsored events for example sponsored sky dive, London Marathon or a TM team climb of Kilimanjaro.

All events whether large or small add to the pot of funds to grant wishes of children fighting cancer whether it is toys, family trips to Paulton’s Park or a pamper experience.

Contact Team Mikayla

Do you know a child fighting cancer receiving treatment on Kamrans Ward at John Radcliffe and would like a wish up to the value of £500?

Please contact us on:

08000 THANKU (or 08000 842 658)




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