October 24 2014 Latest news:
By Andrew Fitchett
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
A teenager who fought back from being diagnosed with brain cancer has raised more than £3,000 for charity after a fun day was a roaring success.
Leanne Walpole, from Feltwell, was diagnosed with a tumour in 2009 and recovered after extensive treatment.
She had aimed to raise £1,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust with a fun day at St Mary’s Church, with added support from Feltwell Beer Festival.
But the 19-year-old smashed through that target on Saturday by raising £3,352.83.
She said: “When I woke up on Saturday morning and saw the rain I must admit to being worried but hundreds turned up at the church for the fun day and it was an overwhelming success.
“It raised £2049.45 alone through the generosity of local people and a variety of interesting stalls.
“The second annual beer festival also went down very well with live music, a quiz and other activities attracting a very impressive turnout. It was a real community affair.
“I’m extremely grateful for their support and the many donations given to me by kind hearted individuals. It will all go towards making life easier for teenagers suffering from cancer through the brilliant work of TCT.
To donate to the TCT cause or for more details contact Leanne on 07772249811 / firstname.lastname@example.org