Preston girl raises £1,000 for Milly's Smiles to help children with cancer

Kirsten Bolton, of Preston, organised a fashion show for Milly's Smiles. She is pictured with her parents and brother, Ben.
Kirsten Bolton, of Preston, organised a fashion show for Milly's Smiles. She is pictured with her parents and brother, Ben.
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A schoolgirl who has a tumour wrapped around her aorta and spine has raised £1,000 to support other youngsters with cancer.

Kirsten Bolton, 12, of Preston, was diagnosed with a mature ganglioneuroblastoma in June, but has remained determined to help others.

She held a fashion show at Lonsdale Social Club, Fulwood, in aid of Milly’s Smiles, which provides goodie bags for children with cancer. The Fulwood Academy pupil has also been collecting toiletries to go in the care packages.

Her mum, Kerry, said: “Kirsten’s fashion show raised £973.58 and she made it up to £1,000 out of her own money. More than 100 people came along and had a great night.But Kirsten doesn’t want to stop there.

“Her next aim is to raise the same amount for Teenage Cancer Trust and she is selling raffle tickets at £1 per strip. This can be paid for through her Gofundme page, www.gofundme.com/kabs-rainbows.”

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