Funday raises thousands for children's charity

Funday raises thousands for children's charity

Funday raises thousands for children's charity

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A family funday inspired by a six-year-old boy from Watford who has been battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has raised £5,000 for a children's cancer charity.

More than 500 people showed their support for Mason's Little Heroes Cancer Trust Funday and Firewalk, which was held at The Badger pub on Sunday.

Mason Miller, who lives on Edward Amey Close, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma stage three in January this year and has been treated with intense chemotherapy for the past six months.

Family friend and organiser Jenna Kniebe said the support was overwhelming.

She said: "It was an amazing family fun day for all, over 500 people turned up to show their support.

"Mason's mum, Stacey Miller, and I are overwhelmed by the supporters and will continue you to fundraise for this charity who help babies and children suffering with cancer in Great Ormond Street and across the country.

"Huge thanks goes to our amazing volunteers, we couldn't of done it without you.

"Also, the brave firewalkers and broken glass walkers - you were fantastic.

"Tracy Edwards who had her head shaved on the day, the courage you showed was incredible.

"And Liam Collins who walked 45 miles from Bedford to Watford raising £1,100 dressed as Spider-Man."

Jenna and Stacey also thank Darren Seabrook and all at The Badger Pub, the Bus drivers at Arriva Bus Garage, Garston, Dominic Lawrence, Cathy's Home Bakeries, Mr Whippy, L&Z Authentic Jamaican Cuisine, Blue Watch, Clayton's, Berrygrove Pre-School and our PCSO's Linda Davey, DJ Rizzo and team.

Jenna continued: "I have received so many messages since Sunday, I'm so proud to be part of such an amazing community.

"Thank you for helping put smiles on the faces of children suffering with cancer.

"Little Heroes helped him enormously, bought him gifts and are sending him on holiday at the end of August with his family."

A justgiving page has been set up for donations to Little Heroes at

https://www.justgiving.com/Jenna-Kniebe/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=shares-from-eua&utm_content=Jenna-Kniebe&utm_campaign=eua-share-facebook.

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