Fun day raises vital funds for Hornchurch cancer fighter Mitchell Huth

More than �1,000 was raised for a brave Hornchurch boy battling cancer.

Hundreds of people turned out for the fun day on Saturday August 11 at the Brenda Blakemore Centre in Davis Road, Rainham in aid of seven-year-old Mitchell Huth who has neuroblastoma.

Organiser Donna Higgleton said: “It was an amazing day.

“It was far better than I expected, more people turned up and they helped to raise a lot of money.”

The event had plenty for youngsters to do with a bouncy castle, face painting, entertainment and refreshments.

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Guests were also treated to a disco and other entertainment.

Donna said: “I am a mother and I can’t imagine what Mitchell’s parents are going through.

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“But I would like to think that if it was one of my children that people would be rallying around to do anything they could to help.”

In the evening, hundreds of people turned out to release brightly coloured balloons in aid of Mitchell.

The event was organised by Tracey Groom.

Donna said: “The balloon release was not about raising money for Mitchell, but it was more about showing our support for him.

“The balloons were all in his favourite colours, he wasn’t able to be there but it was just so that he knew that we were thinking of him.”

The money raised from the fun day is set to go to Mitchell’s appeal so that he can continue to receive experimental photodynamic therapy treatment, which he recently underwent in Mexico.

Donna said: “We were all really shocked when we heard that Mitchell was diagnosed with cancer.

“We just want to raise all the money that we can to help take the pressure off of Mitchell’s parents.”

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