Becky’s tribute night is a sell-out

Becky Bell smiling at her good news. Picture by FRANK REID
Becky Bell smiling at her good news. Picture by FRANK REID

HUNDREDS of people will remember much-loved youngster Becky Bell at a fundraising event for a cancer charity tonight.

It’s now more than two years since Becky lost her devastating battle with brain cancer, aged just seven.

Her loving parents have raised more than £25,000 for cancer charity CLIC Sargent and ward 14 at Newcastle’s RVI Hospital since her tragic death.

And even more money will be raised tonight at a memorial event at the Belle Vue Sports and Social Club, in Kendal Road.

More than 260 tickets sold out within weeks of their release last year.

Becky’s parents Julie, who turned 43 yesterday and Mark, 38, said the family never cease to be amazed by the support that comes from people in the town.

Julie, also a mum of Vicki, 25, and Mark, 13, said: “For us the pain of losing Becky never gets any easier and it never will.

“But from the day she was diagnosed the support we have had has been amazing.

“Every event we have organised has been a complete sell-out and every night has been brilliant. Tonight will be no different.”

The brilliant Here’s Johnny will be performing at tonight’s fundraiser while raffles will also be held to boost the total to be handed over to the charity.

Last year’s memorial night raised a brilliant £3,000 for CLIC.

Julie, who has been nominated for a Pride of Hartlepool award, added: “Tonight is a chance for everyone to come together and remember Becky.”