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