December 8 2013 Latest news:
Safira Ali, Senior reporter
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
A family fun day has raised more than £700 in memory of Mitchell Huth to mark the anniversary of his death.
Mitchell, from Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch, was seven when he died last year after a two-year fight against neuroblastoma.
He was diagnosed with the condition in 2010 and in June last year he went to Mexico for a potentially lifesaving experimental photodynamic therapy treatment after family and friends raised more than £150,000.
But his condition deteriorated and the youngster died on August 25.
On Sunday his family and friends released balloons at The Albion pub to mark a year since he died.
And on Saturday they took part in a charity fun day to also raise money for a foundation started in his memory and helped raised £746.
Organiser Sarah Browne said: “Despite the rain, all the community came together to support the charity and raise money for the Mitchell Huth Memorial Fund.
“Everyone enjoyed themselves and the support was there for the family.”
She added: “I wanted to thank the organisers and volunteers, in particular Sarah Bathroom, for their help.”
The event included Adele tribute singer Cat Price; Birds from LSD Falconry; a reptile display, including geckos, snakes and tarantulas from Reptile-Haven Rescue Centre; treatments from Beauty by Rachel, and face painting and glitter tattoos from Jo’s Fancy Faces and Face the Fun Parties.
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