A FAMILY in Barrow have launched an appeal for help to complete a DIY SOS style makeover of a bedroom for a young girl with cancer.

Ten-year-old Aimee Robinson of Chatsworth Street, Barrow, was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in January earlier this year and received treatment at Manchester Children's Hospital until June.

Aimee wants her child-like bedroom to have a more grown-up feel to it and with the help of the Make a Wish foundation, has been granted £2,750 to complete the refurbishment.

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With help from interior designer and house doctor, Anne Sowerby, the pair have come up with a new bedroom design featuring a purple and pink colour scheme, a 3D wall mural and a bunk bed with a desk underneath it.

Aimee's mum, Joanne Robinson, 38, said: "It would give her somewhere to go that is not babyish - somewhere that she can have a sleepover with her friends and enjoy as her own little den.

"We would be grateful for any kind of help and it really will put a smile on Aimee's face."

Mrs Sowerby, 49, who lives in Plumbland and owns Sassy Property Styling, was delighted to help Aimee design her perfect bedroom. She needs a joiner, a painter and decorator and anyone else who is willing to chip in and help transform Aimee's bedroom.

She said: "The whole family are so excited and it will be lovely to complete it for all of them. They have had a tough time and I can't comprehend what they have been through as a family but I hope that this will make such a difference to their lives."

If you would like to donate your time to helping Aimee transform her bedroom into the den of her dreams then please contact Anne Sowerby on 01697 320762.

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