Foundation set up in memory of Wirral tot hopes to raise awareness of rare illness (From Wirral Globe)
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Foundation set up in memory of Wirral tot hopes to raise awareness of rare illness
A CHARITY set up in memory of a brave Wirral tot will see its official launch take place in Bromborough this weekend.
Amelia-Mae Davies was just two-years-old when she lost her battle against neuroblastoma cancer in July, nine months after being diagnosed.
Before her death, her family threw themselves into fundraising the £250,000 needed to take her to New York for immunotherapy and after a huge outpour of support from the Wirral community and beyond, the running total stood at more than £140,000.
Her family vowed to fight on in her memory despite their devastating loss and set up the Amelia-Mae Foundation in her memory.
This Saturday will see the official launch of the foundation with a black tie ball at The Village Hotel in Bromborough on Saturday, January 25.
Although the event is already sold out, organisers are keen to raise the profile of the charity as much as they can.
Committee member and fundraiser Rebecca Evans told the Globe: “The aim of the foundation is to raise as much awareness of this illness as we can.
“Our NHS don’t treat neuroblastoma, often sufferers need to fund treatment themselves in other countries often costing around £250,000 which are unrealistic funds for most.
“The black tie ball is a sell out with approximately 130 people attending – it is the official launch for the foundation and will be an annual event.”
The foundation is currently supporting two little girls and their families from Leeds who are both suffering from neuroblastoma.
For more information, or to fundraise, visit ameliamaefoundation.co.uk
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