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Foundation set up in memory of Wirral tot raises awareness of rare illness
Angela Davies is presented with a painting of Amelia-Mae at the official launch of the Amelia-Mae Foundation.
A CHARITY set up in memory of a brave Wirral tot held its official launch in Bromborough at the weekend.
Amelia-Mae Davies was just two-years-old when she lost her battle against neuroblastoma cancer in July.
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 the Amelia-Mae Foundation in her memory.
Saturday saw the official launch of the foundation with a black tie ball at The Village Hotel in Bromborough, with a whole host of ambassadors and kind-hearted people in attendance.
Two of those present were Amelia-Mae’s parents, Angela and Stewart, who were presented with a photograph of Amelia by artist Patrick Killian.
The sell-out event was just one of the ways organisers hope to raise the profile of the charity as much as they can.
Committee member and fundraiser Rebecca Evans told the Globe: “It was a fantastic night. We raised lots of money and a lot of awareness of neuroblastoma. People went away with a lot more knowledge of the disease.
“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 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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