Holly’s sales pitch boosts cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 11:50 14 September 2006 | UPDATED: 10:51 06 May 2010

Holly hard at work at the bring-and-buy sale

Holly hard at work at the bring-and-buy sale

AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl has played an important role in raising vital funds to help treat cancer. After Pat Jones, of Derby Way, Stevenage, was treated for ovarian cancer at Mount Vernon hospital, Northwood, Middlesex, her granddaughter, Holly Dyke, set about

AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl has played an important role in raising vital funds to help treat cancer.

After Pat Jones, of Derby Way, Stevenage, was treated for ovarian cancer at Mount Vernon hospital, Northwood, Middlesex, her granddaughter, Holly Dyke, set about helping to raise money to buy more equipment for the hospital.

During a bring-and-buy sale at Pat's home, more than £2,000 was raised.

Pat said: "I wanted to raise money for the hospital that has hopefully saved me.

"Holly was brilliant. She could sell ice to an Eskimo. She was making men buy fluffy scarves. She was even selling me my own stuff. If it wasn't for her I don't think we would have raised so much money."

She added: "It's been more successful than I ever imagined and the money is still pouring in. It's fantastic."

The money raised will go towards buying a new scanner unit at the hospital.

Pat and her neighbour Gerda Howard, who has also been treated for ovarian cancer, intend to continue fundraising for the hospital.

To volunteer or to make a donation, email raymond.jones550@ntlworld.com

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