Irthlingborough pupils and Wellingborough firm fundraise for Rushden girl

Macey Rose Williams
Macey Rose Williams

School friends of a Rushden girl being treated for bone cancer are helping to raise funds for her.

Macey Rose Williams, nine, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma earlier this year.

staff at courier firm InXpress of Wellingborough have been raising funds for Macey

staff at courier firm InXpress of Wellingborough have been raising funds for Macey

As part of her treatment she will be going to America for 10 to 12 weeks.

Her family are hoping to raise £20,000 to cover the day to day living costs, and to send Macey’s sisters to join her in America for support.

Tomorrow pupils at Irthlingborough Junior School will be supporting Macey by taking part in a Wear Rose for Macey Rose mufti day.

They have been asked to all dress in rose, red or pink. There will also be a cake sale and the children from her class will be doing a sponsored row to cover the distance from Irthlingborough to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

In addition, staff at courier firm InXpress of Wellingborough have been raising funds for Macey.

Director Maria Burns said: “Our company did a sponsored bike ride at a national convention to cover the distance from Warrington to Irthlingborough.

“We raised £920 from franchises all over the country and also had participants on the bike from Scotland, Wales, USA and New Zealand.

“We are trying to get as much publicity for the fundraising for Macey.

“Parents at the school are also planning an afternoon tea on June 11 with local dance schools performing.”

The family have a Go Fund Me page.