Gidea Park fundraising day for Great Ormond Street

Kids on the bouncy castle

Kids on the bouncy castle - Credit: Archant

A woman held a fundraising event was held at the weekend for a children’s charity, to say thank you for all of the work they did to help her son who suffers from a life-long condition.

Chrystalla Delur, 25, from Lower Rainham Road, Rainham, organised a day of fundraising for Great Ormond Street, at St Michael’s Church, in Mian Road, Gidea Park, to show her gratitude for everything they had done for her son.

She said: “I’m really grateful to Great Ormond Street for doing all they could for my son and for helping us get through a very difficult time.”

Chrystalla’s son was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus, a condition where fluids build up in the brain, when he was 13-weeks-old and even though he will live with this condition for the rest of his life, his condition is now stable.

She said: “I really couldn’t thank them enough for all they have done.”


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Family and friends got together at the church, where they could enjoy the bouncy castle, listen to the DJ and singer, as well as try their luck at a raffle

Chrystalla managed to raise about £550 on the day.

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She said: “I think this was a good amount since it was my first charity event but I do hope to make it something I do every year.”

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