Dagenham care home event raises hundreds for neuroblastoma tot
PUBLISHED: 13:14 13 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:55 13 June 2017
Staff and residents at a residential care home have raised £346 to support a two-year-old girl battling a rare type of cancer.
Slices of cake and peanut brownies were served up for guests at Hanbury Court Care Home, Dagmar Road, Dagenham, for a bake-off in support of Isla Caton who has neuroblastoma.
A Motown entertainer also featured at the fundraiser which was attended by 40 people last month.
“It was wonderful, everyone really enjoyed themselves,” said Charlotte Day, the care home’s activities co-ordinator.
“Isla’s family were really thankful for everyone who came along.”
A special thank you went to Mark Russell’s One Stop Castle who kindly provided a bouncy castle for children.
Some of the funds raised also went to Great Ormond Street Hospital where Isla is currently receiving treatment.
So far, £20,138 has been raised to help the tot receive potentially life-saving immunotherapy in the future.
To donate, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/IslaCaton
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