Fight for George picnic raises £6,000

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Grace Witherden

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Families brought their teddies to a special picnic to raise money for the Fight for George campaign on Saturday.

The sunshine came out in Braywick Park for the picnic, which included face painting, two bouncy castles, food and drink stalls, a silent auction and music and dance workshops.

More than 200 families attended the event and £6,000 was raised.

George Ferriman is a three-year-old boy from Furze Platt who has been fighting acute myeloid leukaemia. This week, his family announced he was now in remission.

All money raised at the event will be split between charities chosen by George’s parents including the George Ferriman Fund, Rosie’s Rainbow Fund, Birmingham Hospital research programme, Beads of Courage and Delete Blood Cancer.

Laura Roux, one of the organisers, said: “I know George and Louise (George’s mum) through music workshops and I wanted to put on a fundraising event for the family.

“The family are so generous, and they have chosen all of the charities. Blood cancer is not a nice thing and the family have shared their story with the community which can’t be easy."

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