Remembering brave schoolgirl who fought cancer to the last

Becky Bell smiling at her good news. Picture by FRANK REID
Becky Bell smiling at her good news. Picture by FRANK REID
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THE mum of an adored youngster who lost her fight against cancer is hosting two events to raise cash in her memory.

Becky Bell touched the hearts of the people of Hartlepool with her brave fight against cancer after she was diagnosed in July 2011.

She tragically died in January 2012, aged 10, and her family have kept her memory alive with a series of fundraisers for various cancer charities since her death and even set up a website called www.keepsmilingforbecky.com, with all monies raised going to help families going through the same ordeal.

This weekend will see the first of two events taking place.

On Saturday, February 14, there will be a jumble sale in st Matthew’s Community Centre, in Elwick Road, Hartlepool, from 11am until 3pm.

There will be new and nearly new items for sale, along with cake stalls, a tombola, a toy stall, and bric-a-brac, with 30p entry and free for children.

Julie Bell, Becky’s mum said: “The more people we get there the more we raise for Becky’s fund for other children like her. We hope people will come along and support us.”

The second event is a memorial night in the Belle Vue Social Club, in Kendal Road, Hartlepool, on Friday, March 6, from 7pm until midnight, with musical entertainment from Sophie’s Choice, as well as hot dogs and buns, a tombola and a raffle.

Tickets cost £4 each.

The website was poignantly launched on August 18, last year, which would have been Becky’s 10th birthday.

To buy a ticket, or for further information ring Julie on 07927225542.