THE loving mum of tragic youngster Becky Bell has been announced as the official ambassador for a charity which supports children battling cancer.
Delighted Julie Bell, 41, will now work throughout the North-East as a representative for Clic Sargent, the charity which did “so much” for brave Becky and her caring family during her battle with brain cancer.
Becky’s family have raised thousands of pounds for the charity since the youngster sadly passed away in January this year.
Earlier this year, an emotive tribute was paid to Becky at the Mail’s Pride of Hartlepool Awards.
Now Julie, who is also mum of Vicki, 23, and Mark, 12, will attempt to raise the profile of the charity even more as she visits schools and community groups around the region.
Julie, who is married to Mark, 36, will also attend presentation nights to receive cheques from kind-hearted fundraisers who have supported the cause.
“I was absolutely over the moon when I got asked to become ambassador,” said Julie.
“The work Clic Sargent does is incredible, they were such a huge help to us so to be able to become part of what they offer young sufferers and their families is an honour, I’m so proud.”
Julie will complete a training course later this month before her first official appointment as ambassador at English Martyrs RC School and Sixth Form College, in the town, where her son Mark is a student, at the start of November.
“I will be visiting schools around the North-East and I will be going to schools where there is a child suffering with cancer to speak to parents and classmates who will be affected.”
Meanwhile, Becky’s older brother Mark and his uncle George Bell will be helping to raise money for the charity at a bike ride he has organised which will take place next month.
The event will be held on Sunday, October 7 from 10.30am.
The exact location will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
It costs £10 to take part and Julie is urging people of all ages to sign up.
To register call Julie on 07927225542.