Worksop: Teenager helps raise more than £3,000 for children’s hospice at an event to mark what would have been her friend’s 16th birthday

Community Fundraiser Mel Rose receiving a cheque with Rebecca's Dance Studio at the Proud event
Community Fundraiser Mel Rose receiving a cheque with Rebecca's Dance Studio at the Proud event
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A Worksop teenager has raised more than £1,300 for a children’s hospice at a tribute show in memory of her friend.

Olivia Porter organised the event to mark what would have been her friend, Emmie Bennett-Price’s 16th birthday .

Emmie sadly passed away in July last year after she lost her battle with bone cancer.

Olivia, 16, and her friends managed to raise £1337.77 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice at her show, Proud, which was held at the Acorn Theatre in Worksop.

The evening included entertainment from local bands, singers and a dance group from Rebecca’s Dance Studio.

Olivia said they loved every minute of preparing for the event and that knowing the proceeds were going to such a vital cause was important.

Melanie Rose, Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said: “We provide specialist care and support for more than 200 children and their families a year, both in our hospice and in the community.

“We’re extremely lucky to have so much support from people like Olivia who help raise awareness and much needed funds of the work of our hospice, which is filled with love and laughter.

“Every penny raised makes a huge positive difference and I’d like to thank Olivia for this fabulous support in memory of Emmie.”

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice offers care and support to children and young people with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and at the hospice in North Anston.

The hospice looks after children and young people up to the age of 25 and provides a wide range of support services for all family members throughout their life journey.

For more information about Bluebell Wood or to sign up to a Bluebell Wood event, visit www.bluebellwood.org.