Amber Phillpott brought great happiness to her family before she lost her life to leukaemia.

Her death at 15 months came before a suitable bone marrow donor could be found.

Amber’s parents say they will never get over their daughter’s premature death.

But they are determined that Amber’s memory will live on and are setting up two fundraising initiatives in her name.

One is a research project at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, while the other aims to set up a central UK bank for samples of blood, bone marrow and other tissues from children with leukaemia.

Amber’s father James Phillpott and her mother Fleur Tinson have set themselves an ambitious fundraising target of £1m.

We hope that his selfless act will inspire others to be generous when it comes to raising funds for leukaemia research.