Teen diagnosed with cancer can take holiday with her family, thanks to success of charity fundraiser

SUCCESS: The fundraiser for cancer victim Lollie, right, organised by her friend Rebecca Way, left, has brought in thousands for good causes

SUCCESS: The fundraiser for cancer victim Lollie, right, organised by her friend Rebecca Way, left, has brought in thousands for good causes

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A CHARITY fundraising event to support a teen from Turlin Moor and a children’s cancer unit has made £3,400 for the good causes.

Organised by Poole ladies, Rebecca Way, Nadia Hughes and Tracey Hudson, the evening of entertainment aimed to raise cash for Olivia Russell, 16, known as Lollie and the Piam Brown children’s cancer unit at Southampton General Hospital.

It was held at the Twin Sail Wharf, on West Quay Road, on February 7, and proceeds, which reached £3,417, will be split between the two.

Rebecca says that £1,600 has been set aside to send Lollie on holiday with her family, after the teen was diagnosed with cancer aged five, in the form of a tumour in her head, which sadly returned in December 2013.

The rest, she says, will be spent on toys for children at Southampton General Hospital.

Rebecca said: “I went to visit the Piam Brown unit last Thursday, which was the day before the fundraising evening, and was told that the playroom’s roof was leaking from the rain.

“It meant that some of the toys were completely ruined and so a lot of them had to be thrown away.

“Thanks to all the people who helped, including the Twin Sails Wharf, the entertainers and all those who attended, we are able to replace the toys, and send Lollie on holiday, which she plans to do next year.

“It was a really successful evening and everybody enjoyed it and made an effort to dress up and take part in the auction and raffle, which were helped by businesses who donated prizes.”

For more information, go online to justgiving.com/rebecca-way19

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