Parents from Chattenden raise £10,000 in daughter's memory
The parents of a little
girl who died of leukaemia have collected £10,000 in her memory -
and are a quarter of the way towards their fundraising
nicknamed Milly Moo, died in May 2010, just five months after being
diagnosed with the disease.
Her parents Donna and Jon
want to raise £40,000 to buy a caravan where children with
cancer and there families can enjoy precious time together during
Their latest fundraiser was a
quiz night at The Waggon at Hale pub in Chatham, which collected
Other money-spinners have
included a Disney fancy dress ball, a bingo evening and a
non-uniform day at Chatham Grammar School for Boys.
Donna and Jon, of Lodge Hill
Lane, Chattenden, have now launched bright pink wrist bands to
raise cash and awareness.
Donna, 28, said: "We chose
pink because it was Amelia’s favourite colour. She was a real
"They have been selling
really well. We ordered our first 1,000 and we already need more so
we are ordering another 1,000."
The couple, who have two other children, Poppy, one, and
Jimmy, two, are hoping the caravan at Allhallows Leisure Park will
enable other parents to create treasured memories with their
Their target was to raise
£5,000 this year - a figure you need to achieve to be granted
charity status from the Charity Commission.
Donna, a Pride in Medway
finalist, said: "To smash that target is brilliant. We can’t
believe how much we have raised. We are flabbergasted.
"We are so grateful for
everyone’s support. We want to say thank-you to everyone who has
Donna and Jon’s next
fundraiser is a festive red party on Friday, in Bells Lane,
All guests have to wear
something red. There will be disco, buffet, raffle and Santa’s
grotto. All children get a present from Father Christmas. Tickets
are £10 for adults and £2 for children.
to find out more or search The Milly Moo Foundation on
Wristbands cost £1. They are
available from Headcase salon and the Waggon at Hale pub, both in
You can also contact Donna at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to
buy one or help sell them at your shop or pub.
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