A MOTHER is holding a fund-raiser to give something back to a charity which helped her sick son.
Joni Pulfrey is holding a ‘Pamper and Presents Evening’ on November 24, at St Anne’s Primary School in Grantham.
All proceeds will be split between the school and the When You Wish Upon a Star charity, which whisked the Pulfrey family away to Lapland, a break which Joni called “a once-in-a-lifetime trip” for her poorly eight-year-old son Harry.
Harry was born with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, an overgrowth disorder which leads to a high risk of childhood cancer. Harry was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, but he fought it off and is still in the clear.
Joni said: “Harry is a year clear of treatment and he continues to do well.
“When you look, there are so many people suffering. The When You Wish Upon a Star charity gives them something that’s really magical.
“Harry thoroughly enjoyed it and I do think it’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip.”
Joni and Harry, with help from the whole family, have become a dab hand at fund-raising. The family, of Goldsmith Road, Grantham, managed to raise £6,000 to build a playroom in the children’s ward at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.
Harry has spent a lot of time in the ward because of his condition and so the playroom was a way of giving something back.
Tickets are now on sale for the latest fund-raising event. They cost £3.50, inclusive of refreshments, and are available at St Anne’s Primary School, on the door on the night or by calling Joni on 07828 273232.
The ‘Pamper and Presents Evening’ will be held between 6.30pm and 9pm. There will be a number of stalls selling items such as jewellery, hand-made cards, kitchenware, cakes and books.
Plus, guests can get their nails done, have a spray tan and indulge in an Indian head massage.
Call Joni for further details.