A PINK party was held at a Kirklees care home to raise funds for seven-year-old Eden Smith – who requires life-saving cancer treatment abroad.
Staff and residents at Aden View Care Home, on Perseverance Street, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield, all dressed in pink and held a birthday party for the youngster.
As part of Turn Kirklees Pink for Eden day, the care home raised £1,100, which will go towards the £300,000 required for Eden to receive treatment in the USA.
Over £280 was donated by staff and residents and the remainder came from various games, including a raffle and tombola, organised by Michelle Bevan, mother of the care home’s manager.
The pink party at Aden View Care Home saw cooks Julie Sykes and Lynn Preston prepare an array of party food, including a pink birthday cake.
Staff and residents all gathered to sing happy birthday to Eden as they joined in the wider fundraising efforts taking place across Kirklees.
Kim Mckay, home manager at Aden View Care Home, said: “It is so important that as much money as possible is raised for Eden’s fight against cancer, as it will go towards the treatment she needs.
“Everyone at the care home wanted to do their bit and join in with the rest of Kirklees for the fundraising day. We’re so pleased to see she is getting closer to her target of £300,000.”
Eden was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer, in April 2021 and is currently undergoing treatment.
Eden’s family are fundraising to gain access to the bivalent vaccine clinical trial in New York, to help stop the cancer returning.
To donate to Eden’s Campaign visit www.justgiving.com/campaign/eden.