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Charity day in memory of young cancer victim raises £1,500

Those taking part had a 'phenomenal day' as they remembered Emma Smart who died on New Year's Day 2013

 

A charity fun day held in memory of a young Farnborough girl who lost her battle with cancer has raised more than £1,500.

Five-year-old Emma Smart, who lived in Broomhill Road, died in hospital from leukaemia on New Year’s Day 2013.

She had been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia on Boxing Day 2010 and been through intensive chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, but went into septic shock in 2012.

Emma's mother, Charlotte Prunty, 39, set up the Princess Emma Smart Memorial Group to raise funds for various charities including CLIC Sargent and The Brain Tumour charity.

Miss Prunty held an eight-hour football tournament on Saturday at Oak Farm Playing Fields, in Tile Barn Close, complete with family activities including inflatables, face painting and karaoke.

Miss Prunty said: "Unfortunately the weather didn't do us any favours but we still had a phenomenal day.

"We did a one minute silence for Emma which was lovely."

Memorial teams such as Emma's All Stars and Emma's Army competed in the charity tournament and half-time entertainment was provided by Fusion Dance Group.

A total of £1,800 was raised which will be split between various children's charities.

 
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