Family Fun Day Raises Thousands Of Pounds For Amelia
7:44am 3rd July 2014
A special family fun day organised to raise funds for a little girl from Dorchester, who has leukaemia, has been hailed a "fantastic success."
7-year-old Amelia was recently diagnosed and this past weekend her school friends and family all turned out to wish her well at St Mary's Catholic First, where she attends.
Amidst the craft stalls, fancy dress parades and sports they managed to raise £4,700 pounds to help her fight the disease, and for CLIC Sergeant.
Rachel Sherwood and her daughter are good friends with Amelia and told us, emotions were running high on the day, and she says the fancy dress parade was a particular highlight:
"There were some really good ladybirds, a bumblebee, a snowy owl, all sorts. It was just so nice seeing people wanting to take part, I think there were a couple of butterflies and Amelia and her brother judged the fancy dress parade, it was lovely."
"I'm just so blown away by the amount of support we had and the atmosphere was amazing, there was so much good will. I just want to thank everyone who helped organise the event and everyone who came along to support it".