Cameron appeal nears target
PUBLISHED: 12:23 22 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:23 06 May 2010
GENEROUS readers have helped The Comet raise more than £6,000 in just two weeks for Cameron Harrison. Ten-year-old Cameron, of Frensham Drive, Hitchin, has a terminal genetic condition known as ALD. His family were appealing for £7,000 which will be used
GENEROUS readers have helped The Comet raise more than £6,000 in just two weeks for Cameron Harrison.
Ten-year-old Cameron, of Frensham Drive, Hitchin, has a terminal genetic condition known as ALD. His family were appealing for £7,000 which will be used to buy equipment to help improve Cameron's quality of life.
Cheques sent in to The Comet to date total £4,158 and Hitchin Rugby Club has collected more than £2,000, with the final amount still to be counted.
In addition, some of Cameron's former classmates from Highover JMI School in Hitchin have raised £300. The youngsters, mainly from Year 5, were so moved by Cameron's illness they decided to set up a stall at the school's summer fayre last weekend to raise funds for their friend.
They sold second-hand goods and offered face painting and games such as find the football, organising everything themselves and raising £200.
This week the children have collected another £100 through a penny jar.
Cameron's mum Karen said the total raised through the appeal was "unbelievable".
She added: "We can't thank people enough for their generosity.
"Not in our wildest dreams when we said £7,000 did we think we'd raise that much.
"It puts your faith back in human nature. Everybody's being absolutely amazing."
To help us reach the £7,000 target, send your cheques or postal orders (no cash) made payable to Cameron Harrison to: Cameron's Appeal, The Comet, Bank House, Primett Road, Stevenage, SG1 3EE.
* Ivory in Brand Street, Hitchin, is giving people the chance to own a piece of history. The bar is raffling a replica England 1966 World Cup shirt, signed by the nine players who are still alive. The raffle is being run through Our Price Records, and Ivory has to give £750 to Our Price's charity fund, but has pledged to give any money raised over that to Cameron. Tickets cost £5 each or £10 for three. The draw will be made at the end of the World Cup final.