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Harold Hill family’s dazzling Christmas display helps raise thousands for GOSH

PUBLISHED: 16:04 17 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:04 17 February 2017

Frankie-Poppy with her mum, sasha, brother, Codie, and Lesley Haylett with David Drozdziak from GOSH.

Frankie-Poppy with her mum, sasha, brother, Codie, and Lesley Haylett with David Drozdziak from GOSH.

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A family who transformed their home into a spectacular pink Christmas castle have donated more than £3,000 to a children’s hospital.

Lesley's Christmas display.Lesley's Christmas display.

Lesley Haylett, of Noak Hill Road, Harold Hill, created the display to support Great Ormond Street Hospital, where her granddaughter, Frankie-Poppy Elillot, will undergo an operation later this year.

Eight-month-old Frankie-Poppy was born with a condition known commonly as a hole in the heart, and Lesley hopes the money will help families in similar situations.

The dazzling display certainly caught the attention of the local community, as well as the Mayor of Havering Philippa Crowder, with a total of 3,110 raised for GOSH - as well as £200 for the mayor’s charity.

Lesley thanked everyone that donated to the cause.

“The hospital is so grateful to everyone who donated towards this great hospital,” said Lesley. “A massive thank you to everyone who came to see the castle and to everyone who donated either at the house or via the justgiving page.

“Frankie-Poppy and her family would like to say thank you all for your lovely messages over the last few months. We are now getting geared up for Frankie-Poppy’s operation”


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