A YOUNGSTER has found her own special way of saying 'thank you' to the carers who looked after her mother before she lost her battle with cancer.
Emily Hatton, 10, of Ruislip Manor,presented a £3,310 cheque to The Harlington Hospice last Thursday in memory of her mother,Annette,and in thanks for the care and attention it provided during her illness.
Mark Hatton, Emily's father, said: "When my wife was ill she got a lot of care and attention; it was nice for Emily to be a part of that."
The money was a result of the combined efforts of Annette's friends and family, who, after raising more than £4,500 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer through sponsored walks, decided they would recognise the contribution the hospice made to the family by organising a party in memory of Annette.
More than 250 people attended the event at the GAA club in Rickmansworth, which featured performances by a tribute act to soul band The Commitments, and organisers hope for an even bigger turnout when they run it next year.
Harlington Hospice,in St Peter's Way, Harlington, provides care for people with terminal illnesses.