A THREE-year-old boy who has inspired the community to fundraise and raise awareness, has won his battle with cancer.

George Ferriman, from Maidenhead, was given the news that he is now cancer free and is in remission, on Monday, after fighting Leukaemia since February.

Following his diagnosis, George’s parents set up the Fight For George campaign, which has seen thousands of people supporting the cause through fundraising, blood donations and more.

Richard, George’s dad, said: “The way people have supported us has been amazing.

“We thought it would be a way to make it a positive experience for George. Our view is when he does look back we want him to see the positive. He got 500 people to join the bone marrow register, he got people to give blood for the first time, lots of organisations have been able to benefit. There’s a lot of children who are suffering and I think this has raised awareness of that.”

George was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia at Wexham Park Hospital on February 9 and was taken to hospital in Birmingham. He received his first session of chemotherapy on his third birthday.

They are now going to work on getting George even better following his chemotherapy treatment so that he is ready to start nursery in September.

Mr Ferriman and his wife Louise celebrated with family, including their three other children: Charlie, 12, Isabelle, 9 and Henry, 2, on Monday night and they are hoping to hold a party to thank people.

Mr Ferriman said: “Ninety per cent of people we had never met, people have wanted to give their support and show that this is an incredible community.”

The campaign has become a big part of the family’s life and Mr Ferriman is hoping the effects of it will be long-lasting.

He said: “I think it’s going to slow down for a bit while we try to get life to be a bit more normal, but it has changed our lives forever.

“We will continue to use the Facebook page to tell people about chances to donate blood or bone marrow and keep the awareness where it needs to be.”

For more information on the campaign, go to www.facebook.com/fightforgeorge.