Young Leeds cancer sufferer Toby Nye gets a ride in a fire engine

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Generous firefighters have offered a young cancer patient a ride in a fire engine.

Toby Nye, four, suffers from the rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma, and his family have been raising funds to seek experimental treatment.
Friends of the Nyes, who live on the Rookwood estate, have organised a charity ball at the Barnbow pub in Crossgates on Saturday September 2.

And as part of the night, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have agreed to collect Toby in a fire engine and drive him to the event.

"The ball is going to be amazing - I've had most things donated for free. It's going to look incredible," said organiser Natalie Hayes.

Toby, who has a six-year-old brother called Ollie and an 11-month-old sister called Sienna, was diagnosed with cancer in January, on his fourth birthday. He has undergone chemotherapy as part of an NHS trial but it did not work as expected and his family is trying to raise £200,000 to cover the cost of a course of antibody therapy. Nearly £25,000 has been raised to date.