Harold Hill charity events raise £1,400 in memory of mum

PUBLISHED: 10:00 21 August 2013

Organiser   Mel Ibrahim and Danielle Andrews with Madison Smith, eight.

Organiser Mel Ibrahim and Danielle Andrews with Madison Smith, eight.


A woman and her friend have raised more than £1,400 in memory of her mum.

Leyla Sendur, 13, with Chloe-Jo LeoneLeyla Sendur, 13, with Chloe-Jo Leone

Donna Ibrahim was looked after by Saint Francis Hospice before she died from cervical cancer.

Her daughter Meleka, 24, and her friend Danielle Andrews, 24, decided to raise money for the hospice through two events.

The first was a fun day which took place at the Ascension church, in Collier Row, on August 3. It raised £740, with stalls, raffles, a craft fayre and bouncy castles for the children.

A quiz night and raffle also took place at Harold Hill Community Centre, in Gooshays Drive, on August 17, which was also successful raising £686.

Charlie May paints Rachel Hurnworth's nails.Charlie May paints Rachel Hurnworth's nails.

Danielle, of Penzance Road in Harold Hill, said: “We had a fantastic turn out for both events and raised a very respectable sum of money for the hospice.

“We were overwhelmed by the generosity of people, especially those with smaller local businesses.”

This is not the end of the fundraising either, Meleka will be doing a sponsored skydive later in the year to raise more money for Saint Francis Hospice.

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