Friends and family of cancer patient Charlie raise hundreds of pounds
Family and friends have raised hundreds of pounds in support of young cancer patient Charlie Tatchell in the week he began his chemotherapy treatment.
Charlie, 14, of Wyndham Close, Grantham, was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma and faces six months of chemotherapy at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.
A car wash event was held last weekend at the Royal Queen in Grantham and raised just over £500.
The Princess Drive Co-op raised £250 from a raffle to win a roast dinner hamper.
Fund-raiser Kara Harrison said she and her friends at Currys and Carphone Warehouse in Grantham raised money to buy Charlie an electrical hamper for Easter.
Following the car wash, Kara said: “It was a great success. I would like to say a massive thanks to the Royal Queen, Traynors, John’s hairdressers, Max Bates, Simon Oaks and also Nean Asher for bringing buckets and sponges, and, of course, everyone that turned up and donated.”
The car wash was organised by Deborah Bass with the help of Nicki Morton, who both also cleaned the cars with the help of a number of children.
Tomorrow (Saturday), a group of Charlie’s friends will have their heads shaved at Scott’s in Westgate to raise money and Kara has set up a Go Fund Me page (www.gofundme.com/d7hx9e-the-charlie-fund).
Charlie’s brother, David, who works at the Old Bank pub, helped to raise £50 with an Easter breakfast
Charlie, a Priory Ruskin Academy pupil, was able to go home for a few days this week following his chemotherapy. His mum Sarah told the Journal: “If all is well he will be able to come home for a few weeks’ break.”
Sarah said Charlie had had a few ups and downs with the chemotherapy as was expected. She said: “All the fund-raising has cheered him up. It’s amazing how many people are doing this for us.
“He is very happy to be home.”