Special guests at Adventure Island Play Park as funds are raised for inspirational Lowestoft teenager

A fundraiser is being held to raise funds towards treatment for Hannah Coffill. Picture: Mick Howes.

A fundraiser is being held to raise funds towards treatment for Hannah Coffill. Picture: Mick Howes. - Credit: Archant

A special fundraising event is under way – and there's still time to be part of a fancy dress summer bash.

The fundraising event at Adventure Island Play Park for Hannah Coffill. Picture: Mark Boggis

The fundraising event at Adventure Island Play Park for Hannah Coffill. Picture: Mark Boggis - Credit: Archant

Hannah Coffill, from Carlton Colville, is battling a second brain tumour.

The 18-year-old was first diagnosed with a tumour in 2007, just before her ninth birthday. And after undergoing treatment and a nine-hour operation, she was diagnosed with a second brain tumour in January this year.

The treatment has now damaged her optic nerves, causing her to go blind, and her family have launched a fundraising campaign to send her to a private clinic in Berlin for a procedure that may restore some of her sight.

And this afternoon (Sunday, July 23), to help raise funds for the inspirational teenager, a fancy dress summer bash is being held at Adventure Island Play Park on the South Lowestoft Industrial Estate.


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Running until 6pm, the event is featuring special guests Darth Vader, Woody from Toy Story and princesses Ariel, Elsa and Ana, along with a fancy dress competition, face painting, hair braiding, music and much more.

There is also a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses including a family membership from Sentinel Leisure Trust worth £1,500, which will be offered as a special prize in the lucky draw. Admission £5 for children, adults free.

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With all funds raised in aid of #HannahLittleFighter event organisers 'need your support.'

A spokesman for Adventure Island said: 'Absolutely everything raised goes towards funding Hannah's life-changing sight recovery operation.'

To support Hannah's treatment, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/amanda-coffill

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