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03 September 2014
05:31

Grand effort helps raise money for Mold cancer sufferer

Published on 09 September 2013 by Staff reporter

 

A FUNDRAISING event for a young cancer sufferer has raised more than £1,000.

More than 100 people attended Saturday’s fun day at the Drovers Arms pub in Mold to help raise money for seven-year-old Lauryn Robinson, who is fighting two types of blood cancer.

The Ysgol Bryn Gwalia school pupil has been diagnosed with an extremely rare form of lymphoblastic leukaemia and is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.

She also has Burkitts non-Hodgkins lymphoma and is currently being treated at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

Organisers said they were buoyed by the success of the event.

Mark Hughes, who helped lay on the event after hearing Lauryn’s heart-wrenching story, said: “It was a really good day and was very well attended.

“The comments we have received in support of the event and of Lauryn have been tremendous. Lots of parents of children in Lauryn’s class turned up and there were lots of donations from businesses too.

“There was a brilliant atmosphere and money is still coming in.”

Among the attractions on the day were more than 30 stalls, a live auction, bouncy castles and a car boot sale. “It was absolutely amazing,” Mark said.

“We are also keeping the ‘Clothes for Lauryn’ collection going until the end of the month and they will be exchanged for more money to help boost the total further.”

Organisers thanked the Drovers Arms and businesses for their help, as well as people who helped to make the day a success.

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