Events carry on in memory of Niamh

Niamh Curry, five, who died on Sunday
Niamh Curry, five, who died on Sunday

FUNDRAISING for the Niamh Curry charity campaign will carry on as people continue to be inspired by the brave little girl after her death.

Niamh captured the hearts of so many of our readers before her tragic death on Sunday.

Several volunteered and helped raise more than £315,000 for the five-year-old to have treatment after reading about her 18-month battle with neuroblastoma. This week, people have contacted the Evening Telegraph to say they want to carry on with their events in memory of Niamh.

A jubilee afternoon tea party is being held at St Mark’s Church Hall, Queensway, Wellingborough, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm on Saturday, June 2.

Chris Gomm, one of the organisers whose daughter was friends with Niamh, said: “It’s been a very difficult few days for all those who knew Niamh, but after much deliberation and thought, we have decided to go ahead with the tea party.

“Niamh was a very sweet and courageous little girl and probably went through more in the past year or so than most of us go through in our entire lives. We all feel privileged to have met her and have our lives touched by her. We want to continue with the event to honour Niamh’s memory, support her family and help raise awareness and funds to fight neuroblastoma.”

A rugby vs football showdown will take place at the Wellingborough Rugby Football Club on Saturday, June 30, from 10am. Money will be raised for her charity, Cancer Research UK and the Neuroblastoma Alliance.