A YOUNG cancer survivor has returned to the charity home which supported his family through his battle to film a touching video.

Adam Wright, 15, from Benfleet, was diagnosed in December 2015. The usually super-fit teenager became lethargic and complained of stomach pains.

Initially doctors thought Adam had problems with indigestion, before he was eventually diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma.

His treatment had to start from that moment - and his mother Julia realised that regular travel to and from University College London Hospital would be a huge undertaking, especially as Adam dealt with the side-effects of chemotherapy.

However, the family were able to stay at CLIC Sargent’s Home from Home next to the hospital, Paul’s House. This saved them from the financial impact of travel, as well as helping them concentrate on spending time together. The family even stayed at the house over Christmas.

Adam got through his treatment and is doing well. He and his mother recently returned to the house to say thank you, in a video recorded by the People’s Postcode Lottery - the players of which have raised a spectacular £4.8million for the charity.

The video is presented by X-Factor star and People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Danyl Johnson, and aims to show the reality of the home to players who might not know how it helps families.

In the video Adam and his mum talk about the impact the house had for them.

Mrs Wright said: “Before our world was turned upside down I’d never even heard of CLIC Sargent. It was a huge relief to our family to hear about Paul’s House. Before being offered a room there we’d been sleeping in shifts on wards, in camp beds and on chairs.

“We had an induction with the wonderful house manager, Eric, who offered us a warm welcome with cake and a cup of tea. The house felt so homely and safe.”

View the video at echo-news.co.uk