A FATHER is enlisting the help of a series of famous faces in the fight to find a cure for his daughter’s rare, inoperable brain tumour.

Scott Lau and his family’s “hearts shattered to pieces” when his six-year-old daughter Kaleigh was diagnosed with a brain tumour called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in April.

Soon after her treatment started, the Woodford Green father-of-two started an online petition urging the Government to invest more funding into finding a cure for DIPG.

After a tireless social media campaign, the petition has already collected over 13,000 signatures.

But the 40-year-old and his wife Yang are not prepared to stop there, and have enlisted the help of their MP, Wes Streeting, to promote the petition.

Mr Streeting is the first to look after one of seven ‘Kaleigh bears’, which he will then pass on to another well-known face to promote the DIPG campaign.

The seven bears, one for each letter of her name, will make their way around the country, with people taking a photo of them on social media as they go.

Mr Lau said he is “very grateful” Mr Streeting has joined the fight to find a cure for his daughter’s condition.

He said: “We genuinely hope with his ideas, community support and connections that we will achieve the ultimate goal of finding a cure for this illness, which can only be described as a childhood death sentence.

“Standard treatment for DIPG has not changed for the last 50 years and after six weeks of radiotherapy families are left to fend for themselves as the NHS have nothing else to offer.

“This is unacceptable and needs to change to give our children the life they deserve.”

The Ilford North MP says he is in the process of deciding which celebrity to pass on his Kaleigh bear to and is “fully on board” with the DIPG campaign.

He said: “Scott and his wife are running a really inspirational campaign that could help not just Kaleigh but children all over the UK and the rest of the world fight off this condition.

“It’s really important the Government puts more funding into brain tumour research in general, but particularly rare ones like DIPG that affect children.

“I was really moved by Kaleigh’s story and the courage her family have shown in dealing with her condition.

“It’s absolutely amazing the petition has reached over 10,000 signatures, but I want to see it get to 100,000 and debated in Parliament, so MPs all over the country realise how important this is.”

To sign the peititon to help find a cure for DIPG, see the website.