Gallery: Friday Bridge fun day nets over £1,700 for Billy Lee

Tower Hall fun day at Friday bridge for Billy Lee appeal. Picture: Steve Williams.

Tower Hall fun day at Friday bridge for Billy Lee appeal. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Face painting, goal shooting, and a chance to meet Frozen Princesses Anna and Elsa attracted more than 200 people to a fundraiser that netted more than £1,730 for cancer victim Billy Lee.

The fun day event, organised at short notice by Charlotte Davis and helpers from the Tower Hall in Friday Bridge, proved a huge success on Monday with Mrs Davis saying: “We were totally overwhelmed with the amount of support we had. Loads of companies donated prizes including AHF which gave us a Lazee Boy recliner chair as a star prize worth over £1,600. We add influxes of people all through the day and we are really grateful to everyone who supported us and helped raise such a decent amount for Billy.”

Other attractions included a bouncy castle donated by Abracadabra, teas, coffees and cakes as well as craft stalls.

The ‘Billy Lee walk on my own two feet’ fund was launched to raise £70,000 for a new ‘bionic’ leg for the 20-year-old electrician apprentice who lost his right leg to cancer last month.

NHS funding will only provide a rigid false leg which would leave Billy wheelchair-bound for most of the time and unable to work.

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His apprenticeship with Outwell firm Bloom and Wake is being kept open for him and the leg his family are hoping to buy will enable him to live a normal life.

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