Uckfield pre-school raises £2,000 for Polegate charity

An Uckfield pre-school has helped raise more than £2,000 for the Children with Cancer Fund.

In October last year former Manor Twiglets pupil Harry Hadley Binder, five, was diagnosed with leukaemia. He now attends Manor Primary School in Uckfield.

He underwent gruelling treatment and his mum, Holly, was so grateful for the help given to the family by Children with Cancer she decided to organise a fundraising event in the town.

Last Friday Holly and Twiglets’ staff ran a music and social event at the Cinque Ports Club. More than 190 guests enjoyed a disco, danced to a band called Go Commando and bought tickets for a raffle including prizes such a tour of Liverpool FC stadium and theatre tickets.

Danielle Roberts from Manor Twiglets also bravely had her head shaved.

Co-organiser Nicola Boniface told the Express: “Children with Cancer is based in Polegate. After seeing how much support the charity has given to Harry’s family we decided to put on a fundraising event. Holly also wanted to raise the profile of the charity to say thank you.”

The Children with Cancer Fund covers projects that enable the children, and families of children with cancer, to have the quality of life that they would hope to have themselves.

If this means that purchasing a piece of equipment, e.g. educational or medical, or a special toy would help, then they buy it. Alternatively, they say time spent together out of the normal living environment, by a holiday may be of benefit. If so, then they try and arrange this.

They can also assist a hospital or hospice to aid recovery or make the last part of a child’s life more bearable. To find out more about the charity visit: www.childrenwithcancerfund.uk