Support for Ellie’s charity

Scalby school students were on hand in Debenhams at the weekend offereing to wrap christmas presents in return for a contribuition to Ellie's Fund. Pictured left to right are Jenna Marsh, Debenhams Personal Shopper Audrey Nellist, and .  Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 115092'17/12/11
Scalby school students were on hand in Debenhams at the weekend offereing to wrap christmas presents in return for a contribuition to Ellie's Fund. Pictured left to right are Jenna Marsh, Debenhams Personal Shopper Audrey Nellist, and . Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 115092'17/12/11

SUPPORTERS of Ellie’s Fund boosted the charity’s coffers by offering gift wrapping and personal shopping at Debenhams in Scarborough over the weekend.

The charity, which helps fund brain tumour research and supports children undergoing treatment, was set up in memory of Scarborough teenager Ellie Othick-Bowmaker.

Ellie’s friends, who are now members of the Youth Committee, have been out in force on the run-up to Christmas helping to raise much-needed cash.

Trustee Tina Boden said: “They have been busy for the last couple of weeks doing gift wrapping at New Look, Dorothy Perkins and now at Debenhams.

“The youth committee members and volunteers have also been raising awareness of the charity, which is very important.

“They’ve done a great job and will have raised around £200 altogether.”

The next event will be a fashion show on January 19.