A brain tumour awareness charity has received the perfect Christmas present – donations amounting to more than £2,000.
Friends of Red Wellies, the Lisa Wiles Brain Tumour Support Fund, have rallied around to support the charity’s work with various events over the last few months.
The charity was founded in the months after Lisa’s death in October 2011 to raise awareness of brain tumours and money for research.
Teresa Heaphy and her sister Rachael Walker raised £567.31 by running raffles, tombola and bag packing at Asda in South Wootton on November 30 and December 1. A further £70 was added to the total by Peter Whyborn and Julie Sands.
The charity also received £240 thanks to 3D Distribution following its Christmas function. The Heaphy and Walker families also raised a fantastic £1,250 through sponsorship after taking part in a walk at Holkham Hall in October. Red Wellies also received £200 from the Boldero and Filby Hair Salon in St James Street, Lynn, following a Christmas promotional event. Lisa’s son Zach also raised £37 for the charity by running a stall at Middleton Village Hall on November 23.
Charity treasurer, and Lisa’s father, Mervyn Wiles has thanked everyone who has supported the fundraising events.
He said: “When people come forward like this and do things for the charity it is really encouraging. I would like to say thank you to everyone.”
In our picture, charity treasurer Mervyn Wiles receives a cheque from Terry Boldero while Rachel Walker looks on. MLNF13AM12118