Joe Ellis fund reaches almost £35,000

By a County Press reporter

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Joe Ellis fund reaches almost £35,000

Isle of Wight police helped raise £6,500 in aid of Joe Ellis, by letting festival-goers throw eggs at them. Picture by Robin Crossley.

FUNDRAISERS supporting Isle of Wight teenager Joe Ellis have collected almost £35,000 so far.

The appeal to raise £100,000 to fund a new, potentially life-saving drug treatment for Joe — who has an aggressive and inoperable form of cancer — was launched earlier this month.

This weekend saw more than £1,000 added to the cause by students from Joe's school Christ the King College who washed cars at Honnor and Jeffrey in Lake.

Isle of Wight Festival goers boosted that total, by donating cash in return for the chance to pelt police officers with wet sponges and eggs outside the event, helping to raise an extra £6,500.

Events this weekend include a gig at the King Lud on Friday, featuring Lashes, Cosanostra and Jazzy Heath, starting at 8pm and a bag-packing session at Morrisons in Newport on Sunday, from 1.30pm.


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