In memory of Becky

Becky Bell (centre) with parents Julie and Mark and brother Mark and sister Vicki
Becky Bell (centre) with parents Julie and Mark and brother Mark and sister Vicki
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MORE money will be raised in memory of tragic Becky Bell next week – to add to the £6,000 which has been donated to good causes since she lost her brave cancer fight.

Children’s cancer charity Clic Sargent and Ward 14 at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary have benefited from the dedicated fundraising of Becky’s loving parents, Julie, 41, and Mark, 35.

Becky sadly lost her life to brain cancer in January this year after a seven-month battle, during which time she touched the hearts of thousands of people in Hartlepool and beyond.

The sheer impact her story had on residents throughout the town has been demonstrated through the “fantastic” fundraising support of people since Becky’s heartbreaking death.

And residents can support the two causes in memory of the seven-year-old Rift House Primary School pupil at a fundraising evening taking place next week.

Becky’s uncle George Bell, known as Uncle Pod, has organised the event to be held at the Belle Vue Social Club, in Kendal Road on Friday, July 13.

A raffle will be held on the night and people can enjoy a live performance from impressive band Here’s Johnny.

George, a technical surveyor who lives in Ventnor Avenue, Hartlepool, with wife Katharine, 51, said: “Julie and Mark organised an event earlier this year which was an absolutely brilliant night.

“But we are a really big family and we wanted to organise another just so we could show our appreciation to Clic Sargent and the hospital.

“The help they gave Becky was absolutely fantastic, anything we can do to help and support them we will.”

Becky’s mum, Julie, who is also mum of Vicki, 23, and 12-year-old Mark, has been taken aback by the fantastic support the family have received.

Only last month the ladies at the Little Green Charity Shop, in Murray Street, donated £3,500.

That donation allowed the nurses at Ward 14 at the RVI to buy a new specialist 3D television which can be watched by children suffering with eyesight problems brought about by cancer.

Julie and dozens of her friends also took part in last month’s Race for Life, in Seaton Carew, in support of Cancer Research UK.

Julie started the race and gave a touching speech before to the hundreds who took part.

Tickets are available to buy in advance for next week’s event, which gets underway at 7pm, priced at £4.

To buy a ticket, call George on 07789 396138.