Fun for all the family at Ellie’s fundraiser

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A DAY of family fun has been organised to raise money for Scarborough charity Ellie’s Fund.

The charity was set up in memory of Scarborough school girl Ellie Othick Bowmaker, who died last year at the age of 14 after battling two brain tumours.

In a bid to boost funds for the charity as Family Fun Day is being held at Braeburn School in Eastfield on Monday.

The event runs from 10am to 5pm and features swimming sessions in the pool as well as a party in the school hall with a DJ, tombola, face painting and games.

The Family Fund Day is being organised by students Lauren Pearson, Kylie Leggit, Hayley Francis and Jodie Kirk, who study at the University of Hull’s Scarborough Campus.

Miss Pearson said: “We are swimming teachers and one of the children we teach is Ellie’s sister. We had to arrange a public event as part of our degree, so we thought it would be a good idea to raise money for a worthy local cause at the same time.”

Ellie’s Fund, which was set up by Ellie’s mother Heather Othick continue’s Ellie’s fundraising efforts in support of young people suffering from brain cancer, and also helps raise awareness of the condition.