Croydon comedian Nish Kumar has thrown his support behind an appeal to create a state-of-the-art cancer unit in the borough.

The Daily Mash presenter met with cancer survivor Melissa to hear how the Lily Pad Appeal is raising £750,000 for a new oncology unit at Croydon University Hospital to treat the borough's growing youth population.

Without this injection of money into the project, Croydon runs the risk of losing their paediatric oncology services altogether, meaning young people would have to travel out of the borough to receive the treatment and care they need.

Nish said: “I’m getting behind this appeal because Croydon University Hospital is a really important part of people lives in Croydon and I believe that we should do everything

we can to support it.

"Having an oncology ward in the children’s unit is going to mean the doctors don’t have to run all over the hospital to find all the different kids who are ill – they’ll all be in one place

and that place will be awesome."

Having an oncology unit means doctors are able to treat all young cancer patients in one place, rather than needing to travel across the hospital.

As appeal ambassadors, Nish and Melissa called out to the public through a series of campaign videos.

Watch Nish and Melissa here: