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  • Pals’ Halloween fundraiser serves up a welcome boost for Blossom’s Legacy

    Henry James

    A SPECIAL Halloween fundraiser in memory of a Skelmersdale youngster who died in a tragic accident while on holiday has raised more than £200 - with more donations still to come.

    Friends Laura McCarthy, Steff McKenzie and Andrew Scully came up with the idea to raise money for Blossom’s Legacy, the charity set up following the accidental drowning of four-year-old, Blossom Iris Kelly, in Spain in August 2016.

    The pals set about transforming the outside of Laura’s home in Elmstead, Tanhouse - starting at 7.30am and only finishing at 4pm - and set up a stall selling hot dogs.

    And they were delighted at the response from the local community.

    Laura said: “To date we have raised £218.99 but still some have donations to collect.

    “We decided to raise funds for Blossom's Legacy as my children went to school with Blossom.

    “There was a huge turnout. I bought 250 hot dogs and buns and we sold all of them.

    “We even had a visit from firefighters from Skem Fire Station in a fire engine who kindly donated.

    “We would like to thank them and everyone who came and donated - we can’t wait for next year!”

    Steff added: “Laura loves Halloween, so she really enjoyed transforming her house. We all had good fun decorating the house and Blossom’s dad turned up as well.”

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