Special day in memory of Charlie Harris-Beard

Evesham Journal: Remembering Charlie: Luke Martin, Jonathan Buckley and Francesca Woods prepare for the fund-raiser at the Crown pub in Wychbold, near Droitwich. BUY THIS: 0813249901. Remembering Charlie: Luke Martin, Jonathan Buckley and Francesca Woods prepare for the fund-raiser at the Crown pub in Wychbold, near Droitwich. BUY THIS: 0813249901.

A FUND-raising day is being held in memory of a toddler who died of leukaemia.

The Crown in Wychbold, near Droitwich, is hosting a day of activities tomorrow after two-year-old Charlie Harris-Beard, of Kidderminster, died on February 8. Events will run at the pub from noon to raise money for Cords4Life, a charity set up by Charlie’s dad Joe and mum Fiona, who is from Droitwich, to increase awareness of how umbilical cord donations can save lives.

A bouncy castle, face painting, magic show, an appearance from Pippa and Buddy – who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent – and Peppa Pig are set to delight visitors. The Worcester Road pub is also offering a free children’s meal with every adult meal bought on the day.

In April 2011, Charlie, aged just 10 months, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. He had a bone marrow transplant in October 2011. The family has urged people to sign an e-petition to increase awareness and availability of umbilical cord donations, which has already received more than 10,000 signatures.

Visit Charlie’s Facebook page ‘Help Save Baby Charlie Harris-Beard’ or visit epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/45622.

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7:47pm Fri 22 Feb 13

crazycraigbrowne says...

Ill be there... Cant miss this!!!
Ill be there... Cant miss this!!! crazycraigbrowne
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1:53pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Windy Miller says...

Put tragic sick chidren first and show gratitude for your own health.
Put tragic sick chidren first and show gratitude for your own health. Windy Miller
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