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Brave Holly raises thousands for charity

Pictured are  Elaine Livsey, Vicky Donald,  Hannah Elder ( Holly's sister ) and family friend Jennifer Bennett, with Holly  in the middle.

Pictured are Elaine Livsey, Vicky Donald, Hannah Elder ( Holly's sister ) and family friend Jennifer Bennett, with Holly in the middle.

 

A Ladybank mum has spoken of her pride in her ‘little Tinkerbell’ after she helped raise more than £3000 despite undergoing cancer treatment.

Five-year-old Holly Elder, a pupil at Ladybank Primary School, has been having gruelling chemotherapy in ward two at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

She had her final session last Thursday and returns for an MRI scan on May26 - taking with her the magnificent sum of £3030 that she and her family raised by holding a series of family events last weekend.

The money will be used to buy CDs, remote controls, DVDs, wall stickers, clocks , toys and all the other things needed to make the children’s stay in the ward more tolerable.

Whatever’s left over will pay for vouchers that staff can use to buy toys and arts and craft equipment when they need more.

To celebrate her final chemo session, Holly was given a cake featuring Minnie Mouse, her favourite Disney character. Next month, she’ll be visiting Disneyland Paris , thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

“She cut up the cake and put it into goody bags along with some sweeties for all her classmates,” said Holly’s mum Vicky Donald. “That is just typical of her - always thinking of other people before herself.

“I’m thrilled with the amount of money that was raised - people have been fantastic. And I’m so proud of Holly; she’s achieved so much for such a wee girl - she’s my little Tinkerbell!”

 

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