Events help to raise cash for Ellie’s Fund

Ellie's Fund event
Ellie's Fund event

SCARBOROUGH charity Ellie’s Fund has received donations following two fundraising events.

The SNC Scholars netball team (pictured), led by captain Hayley Cherry, spent a day bag packing at Marks & Spencer.

Hayley said: “SNC Scholars complete a bag pack every year at the store in order to raise money for our netball club and a charity.

“This year we decided to raise money for Ellie’s Fund because all the members of the netball team are teachers in the local area and have heard and seen the support and passion from the students in aid of Ellie.

“The whole team rallied together to pack shopping for the customers both in food and retail. The customers were very supportive of our cause and gave very kindly and throughout the day we managed to raise £100 for Ellie’s Fund.

“Thank you to all the customers who visited the shop and a massive thank you to the very kind and caring staff from Marks & Spencer, especially to Sue Marrone who set up the bag pack fundraiser.”

The charity also received support from Scarborough Swimming Club, who organised a sponsored swim in December to which, in spite of the awful weather, eight of their members turned out and took part.

These were (pictured) Becky Cox (192 lengths), Charlie Cowan (170 lengths), Coral Foster (150 lengths), Jack Colley (180 lengths), Josh Hoggarth (200 lengths), Owen Davies (64 lengths), Robert Lee (100 lengths) and Teagan Foster (102 lengths).

They also held a raffle and sold buns that they had made, raising £655.25.

Healther Othick, founder of Ellie’s Fund, said:

“We would like to thank all the people involved in these events. We appreciate that they give up their time and put in a huge amount of effort and would like them to know that it really does help to make a difference.

“Every penny raised goes towards helping to fund research into the cause of brain tumours and to helping families who have a child going through cancer treatment.”

The charity was set up after Heather’s daughter Ellie died, aged just 14, after battling two brain tumours.