Finley’s Fund is a £10,000 winner

By Martin Neville

Sunday, March 9, 2014

 

Finley’s Fund is a £10,000 winner

Finley Morris.

FINLEY'S Fund has raised more than £10,000 for CLIC Sargent, the children's cancer charity.

Last April, six-year-old Finley Morris, of Binstead, was diagnosed with leukaemia and was receiving treatment at both Southampton General Hospital and Bristol Royal Children's Hospital.

On 'Finley Friday' in September, thousands of people all wore orange to raise money for CLIC Sargent, which continues to support Finley and his family.

Farah Batchelor, the charity's IW fundraising manager, said: "The money will really help us support more families going through similar experiences."

The charity provided free accommodation to the Morris family near the hospitals and continues to support them.

Finley is back home after his bone marrow transplant in Bristol and doing well.

Mum Carol said: "We have been really overwhelmed by everyone's support and would like to say a really big thank you.

"To hear that over £10,000 has been raised from just one day is fantastic and know this is going to such a good cause in helping other families like us."

CLIC Sargent is looking for Island schools and businesses to get involved with 'Wig Wednesday' — a new campaign to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

For more information contact farah.batchelor@clicsargent.org.uk

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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