Langold: Poorly little girl will have the New Year of her dreams in Disneyland thanks to group’s fundraising quest

NWGU GUARDIAN ROSE   L>R Charlotte McKeeman, Michael Rayner, Ella-Mai Atkinson  age 4, Elizabeth Parsons (Great Nanny), Louise Goulding
NWGU GUARDIAN ROSE L>R Charlotte McKeeman, Michael Rayner, Ella-Mai Atkinson age 4, Elizabeth Parsons (Great Nanny), Louise Goulding

A fundraising quartet from Langold who secured £1,650 so that a poorly little girl can have the New Year of her dreams in Disneyland have been honoured with a Guardian Rose.

Louise Goulding, Mikey Raynor, Charlotte Mckeema and Betty Parson were presented with the accolade in a surprise ceremony on Tuesday, November 3.

They were nominated by their friend Stephanie Bruce whose four-year-old daughter Ellie-Mae was diagnosed with a heart defect in April and has since had to undergo grueling surgery at Leeds Infirmary.

Thanks to a surprise fundraiser held at the Royal Legion in Langold by the determined team in September, the youngster will now celebrate the new year in style with a once in a lifetime family trip to Disneyland Paris.

Stephanie said: “I wanted to say a big thank you to my friends for all the hard work they have done for us.”

“Betty, who is my partner’s nan, also had her head shaved to raise more funds for the trip which at 82-years-old is absolutely amazing.”

Do you know someone in the community who you think should be recognised for their efforts with a Guardian Rose?

Please call 01909 500500, email newsroom@worksoo-guardian.co.uk or visit our office on Ryton Street to speak to a reporter. Please include details of who you would like to nominate and why.

Our Guardian Roses are generously donated by Walker’s House of Flowers who are based in the Priory Shopping Centre.