Storage Hunters’ star helps Collier Row children’s charity founder raise £50,000
PUBLISHED: 17:00 04 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:44 05 April 2017
A charity will be able to grant more wishes for sick children after it raised thousands of pounds at a glittering gala on Saturday.
Ask Albie second annual Diamond Ball
Decorated tables at the Ask Albie Diamond Ball. Picture: Rachel Clancy
Lee and Rachel Clancy, founders of Ask Albie, a children's wish making charity. Picture: Rachel Clancy
Charity trustee Bobbie Johnson and Samantha Johnson he is part of the charity. Picture: Rachel Clancy.
Jason Burrill, Linda Lambert and Michael Kurn at the event sponsored by Spirimix. Picture: Rachel Clancy.
Celebrities and generous patrons gathered in Chigwell to attend Ask Albie’s second annual Diamond Ball.
More than £50,000 was raised at the event and will go towards granting the wishes of sick youngsters, and help make hospital life more bearable for them and their families.
Charity founder Rachel Clancy, 32 of Collier Row said: “It was amazing.
“It went really well.
“We raised lots of money for the children who are going through a difficult time, and their families.”
Rachel and her husband Lee founded the charity last year, following their four-year-old son Albie’s leukaemia diagnosis.
Celebrities who helped support the event included Storage Hunters’ star Linda Lambert, who auctioned prizes and Celebrity Big Brother winner Jason Burrell,
“I like to give back,” continued Rachel.
“Sadly some children had passed away but some wishes were granted.
“It’s really nice to receive messages afterwards about how children have been helped.
“We help create memories for the families.”
The also hold bravery presentations at Queen’s Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, for children who have had to endure blood transfusions or needles.
“We give the awards to children for things we don’t want them to go through,” continued Rachel.
As for young Albie, his mum said he is doing really well.
“He has 18 months of chemotherapy and treatment left.
“Hopefully after the 18 months, he will have beaten cancer and we can live a normal life again.
“But he is doing good.”
Rachel and her team will aim to hold a celebrity football match in June.
“We are actually making a very big difference to these children.”