Fundraiser in name of brave tot

A mum is lining up a charity spectacular in Kimberley as part of fundraising efforts as her two-year-old daughter continues to fight back from a rare form of cancer.

Carol Henson is organising the event on Saturday July 27 at Kettlebrook Lodge. Little Olivia was diagnosed with neuroblastoma a year ago.

The youngster is now thankfully in remission but the event will collect much-needed funds for the Neuroblastoma Society.

It will be the second big event that Carol has hosted – the first raised money for the children’s cancer ward where Olivia was treated.

At the latest event there will be craft stalls during the day and a ‘family fun night’ starting at 7pm, where there will be a disco and auction.

Raffle prizes include signed Nottingham Forest footballs and photos, and a docking station worth £180.

Last year Carol, of Langley Mill, raised £5,000 for the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) in Nottingham.

But this year she wants to turn her attention to the Neuroblastoma Society.

The money will be added to £700 raised by a friend who ran the London Marathon for the charity earlier this year.

Carol, 33, is appealing for some help with raffle prizes and needs more stall holders to come forward.

“We want to encourage all the local businesses to get on board,” she said.

She plans to run the Race For Life and host several coffee mornings later in the year.

Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the nerve cells.

Anybody interested in having a craft table at the fundraiser or taking part should get in touch with Carol on 07837769156.