BRAVE Bewdley parents have launched an online fundraiser for their 12-year-old "little wonder woman" who is battling cancer.

Jessica Badland, who goes to Bewdley High School, is living with a brain tumour and parents Chris, aged 36, and Hayley, aged 38, have started a Go Fund Me page to help make as many happy memories for their courageous daughter as possible.

After being diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour three years ago at the age of nine, Jessica has undergone surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and ovarian surgery.

Dad Chris said: "It gets me that you have to try and tell a nine-year-old what's going on. It's heart wrenching."

After initially beating her illness, Jessica's parents were told in October last year that the cancer had returned following one of her routine MRI scans.

Rather than telling Jessica straight away, her parents decided to wait until the new year to allow her to enjoy Christmas with her four brothers and family.

"We wanted to have a normal Christmas," Chris said. "Soul destroying does not cover the range of emotions you go through."

"There doesn't seem to be any justice in the world."

When Jessica was told the cancer had returned, Chris says that their brave daughter "wasn't fazed".

"She wanted to know if she had to have a central line put in and what would happen to her hair," he said. "She's so strong, she marches on regardless. She is our very own little wonder woman."

Jessica started three months of chemotherapy in the new year, which was stopped as it was deemed to have little effect in July.

She was then admitted to Birmingham Children's Hospital to undergo brain surgery for a second time in the hope of identifying a drug to treat the tumour.

Jessica has recovered from the surgery without complication and is now undergoing more chemotherapy.

Chris said: "She's doing really well in herself."

Jessica's Go Fund Me page has already collected £3,635 and a goal has been set to raise £10,000.

Chris says his daughter, who enjoys horse riding, would like to go on a number of day trips including a day out at the Safari Park, Cadbury World, and bowling.

He added: "There's people out there donating that I don't even know. It's going very well. It must strike a chord with people. It's fantastic."

People can donate to the fundraiser via