Family fun day in Wellingborough to support charity in memory of Chelsea Knighton

Chelsea's Angels at Wellingborough carnival last week
Chelsea's Angels at Wellingborough carnival last week

A charity is holding a family fun day to ensure it can continue to help children fighting neuroblastoma and raise awareness of the childhood cancer.

Chelsea’s Angels was set up after Chelsea Knighton lost her two-year fight against neuroblastoma in August 2009.

Chelsea would have loved this

Michelle Tomkins

She had one wish before she died for her family to help other poorly children like her and this led to the charity being set up in 2010.

Since then, the Irthlingborough-based charity has raised thousands of pounds and worked tirelessly to help other youngsters going through treatment and their families.

The charity’s next fundraiser is a family fun day from 10.30am until 4pm on Saturday, July 18, at the Tithe Barn in Wellingborough.

There will be fun for all ages, including games, face painting, a tombola, raffle, bouncy castle, entertainment and refreshments.

A number of independent stallholders will also be there, selling a range of goods including jewellery and make-up.

There will be performances by several local dance groups as well as the chance for youngsters to have their picture taken with Frozen’s Elsa and Anna characters from Once Upon A Perfect Party.

Michelle Tomkins, cousin of Chelsea’s mum Emma, said: “This is about the fourth year that we have done this.

“It’s one of our main events.”

With lots on offer for all ages, Michelle is really keen for people to pop along during the day and support the charity.

Michelle added: “Chelsea would have loved this.”

One of the ways the charity helps families is buying something to put a smile on the child’s face or by offering financial support to the family.

This could be to cover costs such as fuel to get to and from hospital appointments, or to cover bills or mortgage payments.

Michelle said they get six or seven requests every month from families asking for financial support, with requests ranging from £250 up to £500.

They also donate care packs to youngsters having treatment at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

For more information about the work of Chelsea’s Angels, go to www.chelseasangels.co.uk.

If anyone has any tombola prizes they could donate to the charity for this event or other fundraisers taking place in the coming months, call Emma on 07717 606864.