WIRRAL schoolgirl Lucy Moroney has received her fifth alternative treatment for an inoperable brain tumour after hitting her fundraising target of £300,000.

Nine-year-old Lucy from Heswall was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) a terminal and inoperable brain tumour in July.

Her family set up a Justgiving page to desperately raise £300,000 to help her receive alternative treatment called intra-arterial chemotherapy in Mexico for her grade 4 tumour.

An update posted by her aunt Paula Newman on her Pineapple Fund page revealed how they have smashed their target after raising a total of £337,351 from private donations, events, bucket collections and crowdfunding.

Paula said: “I’m absolutely gobsmacked.

“What an incredible effort from #TeamPineapple.

“We desperately want to be able to thank everyone individually - we hope that each and every one of you who has contributed by donating, holding an event, completing a challenge, collecting, sharing our posts or simply sending lovely messages of support knows how grateful we are.

“I keep saying it, but I really cannot thank people enough.

“The way that friends, family, members of the community and even people across the world have pulled together for Lucy is indescribable beyond words.

“You only have to look at the pictures that her dad, Joe, has been posting recently, to see how much Lucy is benefitting directly from your ongoing support.

“Her fifth treatment has now been paid for and we still need to keep going so that she can continue to benefit and be well enough to enjoy life.

“It fills my heart with joy every time I see her smile, to know that this campaign has given her more than we could ever have hoped for.

"Thank you for your ongoing support.”

On Sunday, November 5 Lucy had a MRI scan following her fifth intra-arterial procedure and her final immunotherapy treatment which showed further tumour shrinkage from her last scan.

The family hope to keep on raising cash to ensure that Lucy can continue her treatment with the hope that soon, there will be no evidence of the disease.

On Saturday, December 2 Lucy’s Charity Christmas Ball will take place at Thornton Manor and tickets are still available to raise cash for Lucy.

Tickets are £60 per person and includes a drink on arrival and a three-course meal.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/170445786841604

To donate to Lucy’s Pineapple Fund visit their Justgiving page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lucy-pineapple