Family fun day at pub to pay for kids’ ward

The mum of a toddler with a rare form of cancer is holding a family fun day in Newthorpe to help raise money for the Queen’s Medical Centre.

Carol Henson is holding the fun day at the Foresters Inn to help raise money towards the hospital’s target of £100,000 which will pay to refurbish the children’s cancer ward.

Mrs Henson, who lives in Langley Mill, said the hospital wanted to mkae the ward more user friendly.

“There will be more beds, a common room for the teenagers and a new play area. They want to make it a more relaxing place while they are having treatment and chemotherapy.”

The fun day on August 5 will take place between 3pm and 7pm. There will be a barbecue, raffle, tombola, bouncy castle, games and cakes.

Mrs Henson, who is planning more fundraising events, is looking for raffle prizes. To donate call her on 07837769156 or drop them in to Enigma Hairdressing in Eastwood.

Olivia Henson, aged 18 months old, has Neuroblastoma which is cancer of the nerve cell.