A charity set up in memory of a young girl who died of cancer is holding a series of fundraising carol concerts, beginning tomorrow.
Carol singers will help raise money for the Liesel Angel Trust at the Treaty Centre, in Hounslow, tomorrow (Saturday, December 7) and the following two Saturdays.
They will be at the shopping complex from 10am to 6pm each day, along with volunteers wrapping shoppers' gifts in exchange for a donation.
Tomorrow, Miss Ghana UK Janet Djan will sing with St Michael and St Martins RC Church Choir and south London band Owura & De'modulation 5.
The charity is named after Liesel Angel Appiah-Boakye, of Maple Way Feltham, who died in February last year, aged three, of the rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma.
It was founded by her parents Lovia Ofori-Agyemang and Francis Appiah Boakye to support terminally ill children and their families.
The trust aims to provide advocacy and counselling, as well as help with practical day-to-day tasks like shopping and cleaning. It also intends to combat the spread of disease in Africa by distributing sanitary equipment.
Ms Ofori-Agyemang said: "The experience of most families the charity has spoken to indicate that they fall into immediate financial problems when their children become critically ill all of a sudden and have to be hospitalized over a long period. We want to do all we can to help them."
The charity's first project, due to begin shortly, is a collaboration with Choices restaurant at Hillingdon Hospital to give free meal vouchers to parents of terminally ill children being treated at the hospital.
* If you have a critically ill child and want to know more about the charity, visit www.lieselangeltrust.org, email email@example.com or call 020 8538 0185.