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Fundraising fair held for Reuben's Fight

James Hockaday

A charity fair raising money for a three-year-old boy battling cancer was held at the Maidenhead Holiday Inn yesterday (Sunday).

Organiser Angela Sherwood, from Maidenhead, runs a social enterprise called Angela's Appeals, where people from the area can ask for help.

Since starting her project, Angela has raised about £2,200 for causes in the area.

Sunday's event, saw stall holders selling cakes, artisan cheeses, cooking sauces and jewellery as well as a prize raffle.

Youngsters at the market were entertained by a magician.

The day was held to raise money for the family of three-year-old Reuben Virdee. from Furze Platt, who is suffering from neuroblastoma, a rare cancer.

His family hope to seek treatment not yet available in the UK at a cost of around £250,000 and have been fundraising under the name of Reuben's Fight.

About 70 people attended Sunday's fair and collection figures are yet to be announced.

Angela said: "We're just trying to help people locally.

"I think Maidenhead as a whole are very generous."

Visit the Angela's Appeals Facebook page for more information.


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