Emily-Mae inspires charity fun day
Published on: 26 Aug 2016
SUPPORT is pouring in for a family fun day to help a Bromley Heath family whose lives were turned upside down earlier this year.
Lee and Lisa Cardwell, with help from close friends, are holding the event this month to raise money for a children’s oncology ward in Bristol after being told their baby daughter had an extremely rare form of liver cancer.
Emily-Mae Cardwell, who is now almost a year old, is still being treated for her cancer in Ward 34 at Bristol Children’s Hospital and has been since her diagnosis in April this year and her mum, Lisa, has seen how much the ward is in need of monetary help.
After an initial appeal for help on Facebook groups the family have been inundated with loads of kind and generous raffle donations from people in the area. On offer are pamper packages, vouchers for toddler dance and singing classes, gymnastic classes, Flip Out vouchers, new toys for children and beauty vouchers.
There are also other prizes, such as a donation from Pro Clean Bristol offering eight hours deep clean valet, a weekend Audi TT rental, a prize from Downend Kitchen Company, a removal company offering services, wine, vouchers for high street shops and many cakes and goodies.
The Family Fun Day is being held at The Sandringham on Quakers Road on Sunday September 25 from 12.30pm and there will be plenty for the whole family to enjoy while raising money.
Pete Wilson, manager of The Sandringham said: “We at The Sandringham, and Ember Inns have strong ties to the local communities and will support our locals in any way we can.
“We are proud to be supporting such a well deserving cause. I personally feel that a local pub should be at the heart of the community and we at The Sandringham are very proud to be holding the Family Fun Day in aid of Ward 34 at the Bristol Children’s Hospital and CLIC and will give as much help and support as we can to raise as much money as possible.”
As well as numerous cake stalls the event will include a nearly new stall, a tombola, the raffle, an auction, nail painting, face painting and live music.
There will also be a bouncy castle, which has been lent from the Downend Round Table, and mobile soft play from Jaq’s Leisure which will be put up in the Church Hall next door to the pub along with visits from Princesses and the ever popular Bromley Bear.
If anyone else would like to donate please contact Lisa on 07977 582441.