POPULAR 'chatty man' comedian Alan Carr has recorded a special message encouraging people to get involved in a competition to help a young girl battling cancer.

Alan Carr urged fans to get involved in a new competition to secure meet and greet tickets to see the comedian at his Edinburgh show in July, all in aid of Aberlady toddler Flora Gentleman who is currently battling neuroblastoma cancer.

Flora's family has just months to raise more than £100,000 to reach their £312,000 goal to access a bivalent vaccine trial at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, which aims to train the immune system to fight neuroblastoma cells, reducing the chance or relapse.

In the video posted to Flora's fundraising page, Alan said: "I need your help.

"There is a lovely little girl called Flora who is not very well who needs some treatment in America.

"Get yourself a ticket, this is a fantastic prize."

In addition to the meet and greet tickets for July 8, the winner will also receive a £150 Bread Street Kitchen voucher and an overnight stay at House of Gods – which includes a package featuring an on-call butler, in-room cocktail service, complimentary £50 bar tab at Lilith's Lounge and a breakfast hamper.

There is just three weeks left to enter the competition.

To do so, entrants should private message a screenshot of their donation along with full name and contact number to Flora's Fight Against Neuroblastoma on Facebook.

The competition closes at 5pm on June 5 and the winner will be contacted by telephone on June 6.

Stephanie Kent, Flora's mum, said: "A massive thank you to Tony from Neuroblastoma UK for organising this amazing prize with Alan Carr.

"Thank you to Ian from the House of Gods for donating this fantastic overnight stay package and a big shout out and thank you to Alan himself for supporting our campaign and being such a fabulous patron for Neuroblastoma UK."

To donate by text, you can text FLORA 10 (to donate £10) or FLORA 20 (to donate £20) to 70085 or visit https://www.solvingkidscancer.org.uk/appeal/flora