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Celebrate Ellie event raises £2,000 for Children's Liver Foundation

Celebrate Ellie event raises £2,000 for Children's Liver Foundation

Philip Dewey

Celebrate Ellie event raises £2,000 for Children's Liver Foundation
Ellie Lloyd, 11, with her mum Nikki Craig, godmother Chrissie Rooney, step-mum Erica Lloyd and godmother Alison Evans

A fundraiser to celebrate the tenth anniversary of a girl's liver transplant has been hailed as a 'wonderful success' by her mum after it raised £2,000.

Ellie Lloyd, 11, from East Crescent, Windsor, was diagnosed with liver disease at five weeks old and had a liver transplant when she was nine months.

Sunday's event at Windsor FC included fun events such as face painting, a nail bar, guess the number of sweets, guess the number of balloons in the limo, children's raffle and rowing competitions.

The day was attended by hundreds of friends, family and members of the public, including other children affected by liver disease, both pre and post-transplant.

Ellie's mum Nikki Craig, 38, said: "Ellie thoroughly enjoyed her special day, especially getting to release the helium filled balloons from the limo.

"It was an amazing day, really well attended and everyone was really supportive. We hoped to raise £1,000 but we surpassed that and managed to raise in the region of £2,000."

Nikki organised the event with Ellie's step-mum Erica Lloyd, and godmothers Alison Evans and Chrissie Rooney, who wished to thank all the companies who donated gifts to the raffle.

Proceeds from the event went to the Children's Liver Foundation, which helped Ellie and her family during her transplant.

Visit childliverdisease.org for details about the charity.

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