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The Hollie Taylor Fund

The Hollie Taylor Fund

Why we need your help

The Hollie Taylor Fund at CCLG is raising funds to support research into malignant rhabdoid tumours.

VMG Hollie 2"Our daughter Hollie was diagnosed with cancer on 5th Oct 2013, the histology returned the exact diagnosis of a Malignant Rhabdoid Tumour (MRT), her treatment, which consisted of Chemo, Surgery & Radiotherapy ended on 3rd July 2014 and happy normality ensued; with MRI scans scheduled for Oct 14 and Jan 15. 

The Happy New Year scan, showed a disgustingly, devastatingly unhappy growth of Hollie's tumour and her prognosis was deemed to be terminal; with quality of life being the agenda we began packing a lifetime of experiences into an unspecified period of 'not a long time'; including visiting Disney Princesses numerous times, Peppa Pig and some amazing days & nights out with friends and family.

However, Hollie had other plans....on the 10th Sept we got the results of her August MRI scan, which proved that she really is 'Vicki' the 'Small Wonder' (google it!), because the tumour, which had doubled in size again (May) since January, had now SHRUNK by 28%. There is no medical or rational explanation for the Why's, Hollie has been off all treatment and medication since July 2014.

Hollie’s latest MRI on 7th March has again miraculously shown that the tumour has shrunk again!  But not only this, when we asked whether there is a chance, however small, that the mass is no longer malignant, the medical response was that there is a good chance that we may now be looking at cells that are either dormant/inactive or possibly scar cells/tissue; as it certainly isn’t acting in a ‘normal’ cancerous manner.  So onward and upward with extreme delight and now Hollie can remove the ‘terminal’ hat and we can relax a little more. 

So Hollie is very busy being 'normal', getting bigger, stronger, funnier, cheekier, more confident and making lots of new friends at nursery; she is now a big 4 years old and looking forward to all the rest that will follow. 

Malignant rhabdoid tumours are one of the most aggressive and lethal childhood tumours known. They are rare, accounting for just 1% of all childhood tumours, but they are deadly and highly aggressive.  Survival is poor, with an 18-month survival rate of less than 20%, and almost all patients succumbing before 5 years, post diagnosis.

We can't stop families from facing the devastation of their child being diagnosed with a Malignant Rhabdoid Tumour; but we can work towards raising critical funds for vital research; thus ensuring a more certain treatment protocol and a less uncertain future for children, like Hollie, and their families."

Elaine, Hollie's Mum.


raised so far


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Team Skittles

Team Skittles's fundraising page

Leanne Bryson

kiltwalk, race 4 life & 10k

Scot Buist

Scot Buist's fundraising page

Team Hollie

Team Hollie's fundraising page

Team Hollie

Team Hollie's fundraising page

Amanda Gray

5k run

the hollie taylor fund

the hollie taylor fund's fundraising page

David Gray

David Gray's swim 2018

David Gray

David Gray's Great Scottish Swim

Anne Jackson

Anne Jackson - scary hairy appeal!!


Mar 04, 2020

Laurie Todd

Thank you Elaine for my lovely sketchnote, very proud!!

(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Feb 15, 2020

The SS Rodgers Family

Collection box donations from the Rodgers family loose change; Stevie, Shannon, Franki, Billie and the Bump. Thank you for your continued support. xxx


Feb 15, 2020

La Bella Restaurante Cumbernauld

Collection box donations from the staff and patrons of restaurante La Bella in Cumbernauld. Thank you for your continued support.


Feb 15, 2020

Airth Bakery Stirlingshire

Two lots of Collection box donations from the staff and customers of Airth Bakery. Thank you for your continued support. xx


Feb 15, 2020

GKR Foodstore Langlees

Collection box donations from the customers of GKR foodstore and the community of Langlees. Thank you for your continued support.


Feb 15, 2020

Mummy and Daddy xxx

Loose change.

(plus 14.50 giftaid)

Feb 15, 2020

Achray Shop Condorrat

Collection box donations from the patrons of Condorrat shop. Thank you for your continued support.


Feb 15, 2020

Auntie Pauline

Auntie Pauline?s loose change. xxx


Feb 15, 2020

Trims Hair Design Falkirk

Collection box donations from the staff and customers of Trims Hair Design, Falkirk. Thank you for your continued support.


Feb 15, 2020

The Players Lounge Falkirk

Collection box donations from the patrons of the Players Lounge, Falkirk. Thank you for your support.


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 58,861.68

Direct donations


Raised offline 13,008.00

Fundraising pages


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