Family of Rainham burns girl, 3, to throw charity bash

The family of a little girl who suffered horrific burns following a terrible accident is raising money for the hospitals which are treating her. .

Ruby Williams, three, was left fighting for her life after a gas flame set her dress ablaze in her home in Simpson Road, Rainham, last month.

Her family and their friends, who have set up Ruby’s Charity, will host a benefits night at East Ham Working Men’s Club, in Boleyn Road, tomorrow (Saturday June 25) from 7pm till late.

All the money raised will go for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), in central London, and Broomfield Hospital, in Essex, where doctors and nurses battled to save Ruby.

The only place Ruby, who has a twin sister Grace, was not burned was her forehead, and It is not known whether she will ever walk again.


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The tragic youngster is currently sedated in a specialist burns unit in the Chelmsford hospital, where she is likely to spend the next year undergoing numerous skin grafts and operations on her tiny body.

Soon after she first arrived at Broomfield on May 17, Ruby’s kidneys failed and she was rushed to GOSH where doctors put her on dialysis and fought for a week to save her life.

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“We want to give back to the hospitals so they can treat children like her,” said aunt Sophie Williams. “We cannot thank the doctors enough for what they did for her.”

She added: “Great Ormond Street needs �50million alone to keep running each year and we plan to raise as much money for them as we can.”

Events will be held throughout the year.

Everyone is welcome to the Saturday’s benefits night, which costs �10 at the door.

There will be a raffle and auction; prizes include a signed Danny Dyer jacket, hotel stays, as well as a fish pedicure, a restaurant voucher, and much more.

“Everyone has been so generous,” said Sophie. “All the shops on Hornchurch High Street gave so much.”

To donate go to www.justgiving.com/rubyscharity

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