Fundraising mum sets sights on £20k mark

Thurrock Gazette: Fundraising mum sets sights on £20k mark Fundraising mum sets sights on £20k mark

SHAKEN and stirred by her nephew’s illness, a Corringham woman has organised a black tie ball in aid of the children’s hospital treating him.

Lisa Robbins, 32, of Old Corringham, has raised £18,000 since her nephew Oscar Jarvis was born with a bladder condition three years ago, requiring him to receive regular treatment from Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Now she has organised a black tie ball at Orsett Hall to help her reach her target of £20,000 as a way of thanking the hospital and its staff for the way it has helped Oscar.

Guests will enjoy dinner, live music, a performance by a magician, a raffle and DJ in the 300-capacity hall in aid of the children’s hospital.

“My nephew turned three last week,” Lisa said, “and he’d been in and out of hospital since he was born.

“I started fundraising when he was born and, by the time I reached £15,000, I was asked if I wanted to be an ambassador for the hospital in Essex, which I thought was quite an honour – it didn’t take much thinking.

“Because I was up there with him quite a lot during the first few weeks of his life, I got to know the place and the staff, so thought it would be nice to give something back.”

Tickets for the ball, which takes place on September 5, are priced at £42.50 per person with discounts for group bookings.

For more information and to buy tickets, call Lisa on 07876563621 or email goshccball@gmail.com

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