A GENEROUS community flocked to an event organised by a Halifax mum touched by the plight of a sick child in Yorkshire.
Mother-of-two Sarah Uttley, of Lawler Close, Ovenden, raised at least £1,040 for Sadie Rose Clifford in a fund-raising night at Lee Mount Club. She had seen TV coverage of the need for cash to pay for the vital treatment for the two-year-old from Knaresborough, who has stage four neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer.
Sadie’s grandfather Graham Gotts was a guest of honor at Mrs Uttley’s bash and special guests included Pulse radio’s Adam Smith and Simon Cowell’s ex-bodyguard Tony Adkins.
Mrs Uttley, who is also five months pregnant, said: “It went really well. We’ve still got about £370 I think to come in from Glynn Roberts who did a sponsored leg wax.”
There was also an auction, raffle, bands, name the teddy competition, stalls sof cupcakes, bracelets and Chinese lanterns. Sadie Rose is currently in New York to receive expensive specialist treatment - but more tumours have recently been found in her liver.
Her grandfather Graham will be travelling out to America this week.
Others who helped on the night inclded Sarah’s friend Emma Luczkiewicz, mum Julie Jackson, daughter Keera Uttley, nine, and Emma’s mum Carolyn Luczkiewicz.
To donate to the fund visit www.justgiving.com/sadie-rose-appeal or the website www.sadierosecliffordappeal.co.uk.