Mums' wish to help good cause is fulfilled
TWO mums organised a charity fundraiser in aid of When You Wish Upon A Star.
Good friends Amanda Elwis, 34, and Jenny Herring, 33, decided to support the charity because of all the work it does for youngsters with life- limiting illnesses.
As well as running an annual trip to see Father Christmas in Lapland, the charity makes countless children's wishes come true every year.
Amanda and Jenny hope Friday night's black-tie dinner at the Beachcomber in Humberston, which was attended by 120 people, will raise about £1,500.
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Mum-of-six Amanda, of Laceby, said: "We have got 11 children between us and we are really grateful that they are all healthy. What When You Wish Upon A Star does for terminally ill children is just wonderful."
Mum-of-five Jenny, of Keelby, said: "We have known about the charity for a long time.
The Grimsby Telegraph has run a lot of stories about it and it is such a fantastic cause."
The pair spent the past three months organising the event, which featured entertainment from magician Arron Jones, singer Richard Thomas and comedian Scott Bennett.
About 70 prizes were donated for a raffle.
Amanda said: "We are completely overwhelmed by the support, not just from friends and family but local businesses as well.
"We have put a lot of hard work into this. There has been blood, sweat and tears, and some very supportive husbands as well!"
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