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A child centre in Sporle has been fundraising for a child with a brain tumour by completing a 5k inflatable run.

Staff members at The Elephant and Castle Child Care Centre took on the challenge in support of Esme Lambert, 3, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in October, 2018.

They completed the Peterborough 5K Inflatable Run on Saturday with nearly £1,000 sponsorship from the race going towards Esme’s treatment.

Esme, who attended the Sporle care centre, is currently receiving care at Addenbrooke’s Hospital as she continues her year-long chemotherapy.

Pictured from left are Donna Taylor, Amy Genn, Sophia Palmer, Ellie Colman, Rob Hill and Natalie Goddard
Pictured from left are Donna Taylor, Amy Genn, Sophia Palmer, Ellie Colman, Rob Hill and Natalie Goddard

Donna Taylor, manager of the care centre, said: “It was such a shock when we heard the news of Esme’s diagnosis that we wanted to show our support to the family.

“Having previously organised a fundraising week for the children, myself and the team wanted to help the family further.”.

More than 600 people have already donated to Esme’s fundraising page, with nearly £17,000 of the £30,000 target raised.

When previously speaking to The Lynn News, Esme’s father Aaron described the pain the family have been through.

“There’s nothing worse you could be told as a parent,” he said.

Those taking on the challenge for the care centre were Donna Taylor, Amy Genn, Sophia Palmer, Ellie Colman, Rob Hill and Natalie Goddard, who were all presented with medals after the race.



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