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Young diabetic girl from Havering is raising hundreds for Queen’s Hospital

PUBLISHED: 16:30 19 December 2017

Emily Johnson, 10, of Lucerne Way, Romford, nearly lost her life to diabetes. Photo: Grant Johnson

Emily Johnson, 10, of Lucerne Way, Romford, nearly lost her life to diabetes. Photo: Grant Johnson

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A young girl with diabetes is raising hundreds of pounds for the Queen’s Hospital children’s ward.

Her collection of 2,500 5p coins which one lucky person will get their hands through a raffle this Saturday. Photo: Grant JohnsonHer collection of 2,500 5p coins which one lucky person will get their hands through a raffle this Saturday. Photo: Grant Johnson

Emily Johnson, 10, of Lucerne Way, Romford, has collected a jar of more than 2,500 5p coins which one lucky person will get their hands through a raffle she is holding.

She nearly lost her life three years ago due to complications related to having type one diabetes and wants to give back to the hospital to say thank you.

Her dad, Grant Johnson, said: “All her organs were failing. It was the King George Hospital that saved her life.

“But there were so many rumours about the King George closing down that we decided we would give it to Queen’s, who have looked after her ever since.”

Emily has raised £378 pounds from the raffle and hopes to £700 in total. The raffle takes place at Dagenham Football Stadium on Saturday (December 23), from 7pm to 10pm.

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