A GOUROCK mum’s fight for more funding for children battling cancer has won approval in the House of Commons.

Gillian Mowat took action after her son Nathan, both pictured, was diagnosed with leukaemia just before his fourth birthday.

His brave battle inspired people all over Inverclyde to support the Tele-backed Glow Gold campaign.

Inverclyde MP Ronnie Cowan paid tribute to the family during a recent debate in parliament.

Glow Gold campaigner Gillian said: “It is brilliant that our campaign has made it to parliament, first in the Scottish Parliament.

“Ronnie’s support has been fantastic and means so much. Now I hope that children with cancer and leukaemia will get the funding they deserve.”

Mr Cowan, who backed the Glow Gold campaign in Inverclyde, commented during a Westminster debate on child cancer.

He spoke about the success of the campaign, adding: “In my constituency of Inverclyde, we have a champion who is helping to raise awareness of childhood cancer. 

“Nathan, with the support of his mum Gillian, his dad Paul and his sister Annabel, has managed to rally a huge amount of support within Inverclyde. 

“Glow Gold was a great success, not only because it rallied community support, but because it made more people aware of the practical issues that people face as a result of childhood cancer. 

“I thank Nathan for all his great work in Inverclyde. I look forward to seeing him fully overcome his illness. He will continue to inspire many people, and I am sure my parliamentary colleagues will join me in wishing him and his family the best for the future.”

Gillian and her family have been touched with the support for Nathan, now six, as he fights acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Local business Occasions and Mascot recently arranged for Santa to pay a visit before Christmas, after the Tele nominated Nathan and his sister Annabel.

In September the Beacon, the Albany, Morton and others joined in the Glow Gold campaign, lighting up, raising money and awareness.