Olivia’s event raises £4,000

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An event held to raise cash for the hospital ward treating a Langley Mill toddler for neuroblastoma has raised almost £4,000.

Little Olivia Henson, who is 19-months-old, was diagnosed with the rare childrens cancer on Valentine’s Day.

She has been receiving treatment ever since on Ward E38 at the Queen’s Medical Centre.

Her mum, Carol, said: “Olivia’s diagnosis was so hard for us, it felt like our world had flipped upside down.

“But the ward and all of the staff have been amazing and we just wanted to do our bit to help.”

Carol and her friends and family ran in the Race for Life on the morning of the event and expect to collect another £1,000 from their efforts.

Carol said: “Even thought the weather wasn’t very good we had so many people come along and support us and we can’t thank them enough.

“We’re amazed at how much was raised from a little community event and can’t wait to fundraise some more.”

The cash raised at the event will go towards the refurbishment of the ward and will hopefully go towards helping the hospital add more beds to the ward.

Carol’s next charity event will be an auction which she hopes to hold in December. Anyone who can offer prizes or a venue can call her on 07837 769156.