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Best friends unite to raise over £1,000 for Solihull charity

TWO best friends from Solihull have raised over £1,000 in just one day for a charity set up in memory of a nine-year-old cancer sufferer.

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TWO best friends from Solihull have raised over £1,000 in just one day for a charity set up in memory of a nine-year-old cancer sufferer.

Mandy Levett-Dunn and Julie Dillon, both aged 43, took on the £1,000 challenge for local charity, the Joseph Foote fund, set up in memory of Dorridge boy, Joseph Foote, who lost his battle with a brain tumour four years ago aged just nine.

The charity in his name was launched by his parents, Judy and Andy Foote and aims to raise awareness and help fund brain tumour research.

Mandy, of Blythe Way, said: "I know Judy and we knew her son and we just wanted to do something to support this worthy cause. We are really grateful to all those who helped with the fundraiser and donated so generously."

Mandy and Julie hosted an all day fund raiser at Mandy's home in a bid to reach their £1,000 target. They were backed by BBC radio presenter Joanne Malin, a firm supporter of  the charity and they sold Christmas presents, decorations and home furnishings.

The pair also held a raffle and received support from local businesses like Touchwood, John Lewis and the Orange Tree, raising in total £1,120 for the fund.

For more information on the charity, go to www.josephfoote.co.uk.

 

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