Feltwell cancer survivor to stage fun day for charity that supported her during illness ordeal

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A Feltwell teenager who beat cancer is organising a fun day at the village’s St Mary’s Church next month to raise money for the charity that supported her.

Leanne Walpole, 19, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2009 and following an operation and a period of medication she was given the all clear.

Leanne has raised £3.000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust in the last five years by holding raffles, auctions , barbecues and Bodyshop parties.

She said: “The people that work there are brilliant and they really helped my family and I out. I have only good things to say about them.”

People have given unwanted books, DVDs, clothes and toys so they can be sold on the stalls as part of the fun day which is on Saturday, May 24.

Leanne said: “We want people to donate things. One person’s rubbish is another person’s gold.”

There will be something for everyone on the day including a bouncy castle, face painting, a tombola and for the bargain hungry a 50p stall.

There will also be a refreshment stall where people can relax after enjoying festivities.

The second annual Feltwell Beer Festival which takes place from the May 23-26 has announced that Teenage Cancer Trust will also be their nominated charity.

Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are told they have cancer every day in the UK.

The trust is the only charity dedicated to ensuring that young people get the expert treatment and support they need. It has 27 units across the UK which treat only aged between 13 and 24.

Leanne said: If you are a young person and you are diagnosed you should talk to them because they will give 110 per cent to help you.”

For further information about the Teenage Cancer Trust go to www.teenagecancertrust.org

To donate to the fun day or to get involved please contact Leanne on l_walpole@live.co.uk