Rubery residents raise money to support youngster diagnosed with cancer (From Bromsgrove Advertiser)
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Rubery residents raise money to support youngster diagnosed with cancer
10:00am Saturday 21st September 2013 in News
KIND-HEARTED Rubery residents have helped raise hundreds of pounds for a children’s charity to support a youngster diagnosed with cancer during a dream family holiday.
Jay Demetriou, 11, was diagnosed with Burkitt non-hodgkins lymphoma during a trip to Disney World last Christmas.
Jay used to attend Jellybabies Nursery, based at Longbridge Methodist Church. Volunteer Darren Walker, who was at the nursery when Jay attended, wanted to do something for him so organised a fund-raising week.
Darren, with the help of his sister Abbie, organised a trip to the Great Park Play Area as one of the activities and they were thrilled to learn the youngsters could use the area free of charge.
This meant money parents paid for their children to use the facility could instead be added to the fund-raising total.
The main event of the week was a coffee morning and children’s activity session, where home-made cakes and cards were sold, as well as bracelets and key rings made by Jay and his family.
The event proved a success with more than 200 people attending, and overall the charity week raised £665 for Jay’s chosen charity Children with Cancer UK.
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