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Sick children at Romford hospital given a Christmas party to remember

PUBLISHED: 10:30 29 November 2016

Rachel Clancey, founder of the Ask Albie charity surrounded by dance troupe IMD at a Christmas party for sick children on the oncology ward at Queen's hospital.

Rachel Clancey, founder of the Ask Albie charity surrounded by dance troupe IMD at a Christmas party for sick children on the oncology ward at Queen's hospital.

Rachel Clancy

A charity founded by parents of a sick child made sure other children and their families had a day they would not forget on Sunday.

Rachel Clancy, 32, of Collier Row, founder of Ask Albie, held a Christmas party on the children’s oncology ward at Queen’s Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford.

Special guests included dance troupe IMD who performed on Britain’s Got Talent last year and The Voice finalist Lydia Lucy.

“Some children wont make it to Christmas,” said Rachel.

“It was a very special day for people to forget about their illness and enjoy themselves creating Christmas cards, baubles for the tree and a letter to Santa.”

Ask Albie was formed to make hospital life bearable for children and their families after Rachel’s own experiences with her son’s battle with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

“It’s important to give back,” said Rachel.

“If you don’t who does?

“I see what the children go through and its sad. We made it a special day for them.”

The mum-of-two added, Albie, four, is doing well despite of his illness but still needs more treatment.

“Everyone couldn’t believe what we had done, the hospital said they had never had a party like it thrown before,” continued Rachel.

“It went really well. We had a bouncy castle and finished the event with a big fireworks display.”

For more information on the charity visit askalbie.org.uk


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