December 22 2013 Latest news:
Ramzy Alwakeel, Reporter
Thursday, September 12, 2013
A Harold Wood children’s charity put on its first local fundraiser after helping buy a sick boy an iPad.
The Alec’s Angels event, which raised £2,000 for the charity’s work, took place on Saturday at The Sun in Romford’s London Road.
Alec’s Angels, which opened its Athelstan Road office in March, has been collecting for brave 16-year-old Peter Joseph, of Dagenham, for six weeks.
Peter, who is battling leukaemia, was even able to leave University College Hospital in Euston to collect his present – one of just a handful of times he’s left his sick bed since March.
The Sun organised a DJ and two singers to provide entertainment, while a raffle and auction helped bag cash for the charity’s work.
“He’s such a brave young man,” said Debbie Frost of Alec’s Angels. “We did so well on the night, raising £2,058.
“And The Sun was amazing – we couldn’t have done it without Sue and Esther.”
Alec’s Angels is named after Alec Jarvis, a nine-year-old boy who died of a brain tumour in 2011. His parents founded the charity in his memory.
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