Eddy inspires garden party

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A young boy with cancer was the inspiration behind a charity garden party at The Castle in Kirk Hallam.

The event, to increase awareness of childhood cancer in line with Gold September, raised £1,700 for CLIC Sargent.

One of the organisers, Debbie Spurr, said the inspiration for the event came from Eddy Parry, a six-year-old from Morley who is battling Osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer.

An e-petition has been started by Eddy’s father Jon, asking the government to invest more in the funding towards childhood cancer.

Debbie said: “It was absolutely fantastic. The weather was fantastic and we had at least a couple of hundred people attend.”

Attractions included live music, a bouncy castle, raffle, cake stall, guess the sweets, auctions, a bouncy castle and a guest appearance by Mr Balloony, who made balloon animals.

There was also a performance by the Ambassadors Show Band of Derby.

“It really was a great family day,” she added.

People can still donate online through the Just Giving page ‘The Eddy Parry Fund’.

More information can be found at goldseptember.com.