A SOMERSET supermarket supports a fundraiser for a cancer charity – in memory of a brave two-year-old who died after battling leukemia.
Throughout October, Morrisons in Glastonbury will be supporting Ava’s Chain of Kindness, while raising money to raise money for Young Lives vs Cancer.
Ava’s Chain of Kindness is a campaign led by the family of brave Ava Cottle, who sadly passed away on Mother’s Sunday.
Wanting to give something back to Young Lives vs Cancer, Britain’s leading children’s cancer charity, which has supported Ava and continues to support the Cottle family, Ava Cherry’s mom and friend Sam have created Ava’s Chain of Kindness. to raise funds for the association and spread. kindness around the UK.
Individual teddy bears decorated by school children and Morrisons customers form the chain, which is connected by each teddy bear holding hands.
Cherry and Ava’s father Lee hope the Cuteness Channel will help children feel like they belong and be included, connecting children of all ages and backgrounds from all parts of the UK.
The chain began at Hunters Hall Elementary School, Dagenham, where Ava’s brother, 9-year-old Huntley-Joe, is a student.
The first bear in the chain was decorated by Ava herself, the day before she died.
Inspired to reach out to every child, Cherry asks supporters to visit their local Morrisons store to decorate and write a message on their own teddy bear.
All the chains will eventually come together, connecting children across the country to each other.
Visit the Chain of Kindness Facebook page to follow his journey on https://www.facebook.com/Avas-chain-of-kindness-113900144118137
Cherry is asking for a donation for every bear added to the chain, with all funds raised going to Young Lives vs Cancer, the children’s cancer charity that helped the Cottle family through the darkest days.
Alison Hall Leitch, Community Champion at Morrisons Glastonbury, said: “We are proud to support Ava’s Chain of Kindness in October, while raising funds for Young Lives vs Cancer.
“Every book collected and every decorated teddy bear helps Young Lives vs Cancer be there to help families in Somerset and the UK cope with a devastating cancer diagnosis.”
Becky Clements, head of fundraising and engagement at Young Lives vs Cancer, said, “When cancer strikes young lives, we fight tirelessly to limit the damage it causes beyond their own. health.
“We rely entirely on donations to fund our vital work so cannot thank Cherry, Lee and Sam enough for their fantastic efforts.
“We were so sorry to hear about Ava – it’s really wonderful to see Cherry and Sam do such a fantastic thing to connect the children of the UK with the support of colleagues and clients at Morrisons creating something positive in Ava’s memory.
“Thanks to colleagues and clients at Cherry and Morrisons, we will be able to help even more children and youth thrive, not just survive after being diagnosed with cancer. ”
To get involved in Ava’s chain of cuteness, email Becky, Young Lives vs Cancer Fundraiser at Rebecca.clements@YoungLivesvsCancer.org.uk.
To support Ava’s family fundraising efforts, visit https://www.justgiving.com/team/avacottlefund?fbclid=IwAR19vEnXZwkFa0MROsX3rXjovpRvQ607HkjGAnl1UfjNlqNFfIbxLSg0lWg