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Family aiming to raise cash from all corners of the globe
8:00am Sunday 20th October 2013 in News
A FAMILY have had support from all corners of the globe as they hope to raise enough cash to have a day dedicated to the memory of tiny tot Niamh Knowles.
Parents Lucy and James of the poorly youngster, who died aged 51 days old at Claire House last month after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, are fundraising for the Wirral hospice and need £6,500 to take part in their ‘Pay for a day’ scheme.
So far support has come from relatives in America, New Zealand and Australia as well as closer to home in Great Sankey as sisters Helen Heaton and Julie Foy prepare to have their heads shaved for the cause.
Hitting their target will mean Lucy and James, who live in Newton Le Willows, can hopefully have Niamh’s birthday, July 27, dedicated in her name and the cash will provide funds for other families in similar situations to receive the same care, love and support at Claire House.
Helen, who is Lucy’s cousin, said: “After being told the tumour was inoperable, Lucy and James decided to take her to Claire House although doctors didn’t expect her to make the journey to the hospice.
“She was there for four weeks and they managed to have her christened.
“The support they had from Claire House was fantastic and everyone wanted to do something and were coming up with different fundraising ideas.
“I can’t do anything so I said I would shave my head and then my sister said she would do it with me.
“It’s been amazing raising money for such a worthy cause that’s so close to all our hearts and we have been overwhelmed by the support have received.”
The pair will be having their heads shaved on December 4 at Tetley Walkers Club, Long Lane, Orford with prizes for a raffle on the day also welcomed.
To donate visit justgiving.com/juliefoy.
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