Memorial night will remember tragic Becky

REMEMBERED: Becky Bell in her princess dress.
REMEMBERED: Becky Bell in her princess dress.

A MEMORIAL night will take place later this year in memory of a little girl who touched the hearts of Hartlepool.

Becky Bell was just seven when she was diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2011, and she lost her brave fight seven months later.

Since her death, Becky’s family have devoted their lives to keeping her legacy alive by arranging a succession of fundraisers to help families going through the same battles they did with sick children.

Becky’s mum Julie has led the fundraising, and has raked in more than £30,000 which has been distributed around several cancer charities.

She also set up the website www.keepsmilingforbecky.com where people can make donations and find out about events, and her long-term aim is to set up a registered charity in Becky’s name.

Julie, who is married to Mark and is also mum to Mark junior, said: “The website has been going really well, we have had a lot of positive feedback from it and a lot of people are looking at it.

“It’s getting better all the time.

“When Becky was diagnosed, all of the money raised through fundraisers went to her and it was a big help.

“Since she died we have kept the fundraising going to try and help other families who are going through what we did.

“We have been working closely with Clic Sergeant, the cancer charity, and they get in touch with us to tell us about families that need the money and we help out where we can.”

The next fundraising event, called the Becky Bell Memorial Night, takes place at the Belle Vue Social Club on Friday, March 6.

It will include musical entertainment from Sophie’s Choice, and various fundraising will take place throughout the evening, which runs from 7pm until late.

Tickets are priced £4, and are available from Julie on 07927225542.