A GIRL suffering from a rare form of cancer has received a trip of a lifetime thanks to a children's charity.

Six-year-old Emily Mather and her family were treated to a magical trip to Florida this summer.

The holiday was organised by the When You Wish Upon A Star foundation which helps grant the wishes of children living with a life-threatening illness.

In January 2017, Emily was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer known as Ependymoma which has led to numerous hospital admissions over the past two years.

However, this failed to stop the family from living life to the full, including a once in a lifetime trip to the States.

Emily's mum, Ellen Mather, said the whole family had the 'best time'.

"Emily and the whole family had the best time in Florida," Mrs Mather said.

"We all made lots of lovely special memories together as a family."

As well as swimming with dolphins, Emily and her sister Katie took part in a a host of fun-filled activities including visiting Universal Studios, Aquatica Water Park and receiving a princess-themed makeover.

Mrs Mather said the charity had given them a huge gift.

She said: "The charity organised Universal Studio tickets and water park tickets.

"They were amazing and did so much for us.

"They also arranged Emily's wish as quickly as they could so she could return home in time for her next scan in September.

"The whole family had a lovely time which we will remember forever."

Following Emily' diagnosis, the family established a ‘Sharing is Caring’ fundraising page to help raise money for any future treatment Emily may need.

Since it was created nine months ago, the page has been embraced by the local community, amassing more than 2,000 supporters.

So far £3,500 has been raised towards the £20,000 target.

If you would like to make a donation to the Mather family, visit their JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/joanne-khandurrani-2.