On Friday 5th of July, the good people of Consett were out in force at Shotley Bridge Cricket Club to support the Fraja Ellie Appeal to help a young girl with a rare form of Fraja Ellie AppealNeurobastoma. It couldn’t have been a better evening for the event as the sun was shining down on all of the guests who came out to support this little girl’s cause. As Fraja and her family have to raise a sum of £500,000 to get the treatment she needs, people all over the world have been trying hard to raise the funds to help pay for the treatment.

The event was nothing short of fantastic with a number of local companies and artists also joining in supporting this noble cause. Local musical artists such as singer Mandy Scott and The Dust Town Dogs were all in attendance and took to the stage to give all of the people in attendance something to get up and dance to. As the children were outside playing in the sun and the adults enjoyed a cold drink whilst helping to raise money for such a noteworthy cause as the Fraja Ellie appeal.

Along with all of the other fund raising going on, Principal Dealer Gavin Morgan from the Darlington branch of Evan Halshaw also dropped by selling tickets for a raffle in aid of the cause. The top prize donated by the garage is a brand new Citoren C1 VT which will be given to its new owner on the 21st of this month. When asked about the event Gavin enthusiastically replied “It’s lovely to see so many people pulling together to raise money for such a worthy cause.”

It is lovely to see so many people in Consett getting together to help someone in need. Fraja’s parents were both at the event and were truly bowled over by the level of generosity from the local people. Father Garry said, “It’s truly humbling to see so many people here to support our family.”

We here at Consett Magazine wish the Fraja Ellie Appeal all the best in their up and coming fund raising events.

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Christopher Brown is Consett Magazine's lead journalist. Chris enjoys meeting with a whole host of different people to report on what's happening in Consett, Co.Durham.


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