Community raises £3k for cancer charity in memory of Libby Holliday

PUBLISHED: 10:00 24 May 2018

Villagers took along their own picnics.

Villagers took along their own picnics.

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Families enjoyed horse rides, live music and games at a May party in Flax Bourton in memory of Libby Holliday.

Children lined up to have their faces painted.Children lined up to have their faces painted.

Mum-of-two Libby died of bowel cancer in September 2016 aged 35.

Her devoted family and friends have been raising money for cancer charities since her death.

More: Family and friends hold fundraising ball in memory of Libby.



Libby’s parents Margaret and Charlie Atherton held a community picnic in Post Office Lane on Saturday and more than 500 people attended.

Children enjoying horse rides at the party.Children enjoying horse rides at the party.

Families took along their own picnics and enjoyed carriage rides, football and circus skills, skittles and face painting.

The event raise more than £3,200 for Above and Beyond which will go towards a bowel cancer research fellowship project in Bristol.

Last year her family held a memorial ball for Above and Beyond, St Peter’s Hospice and the Little Princess Trust.

Families having fun at the community picnic.Families having fun at the community picnic.

Families enjoyed horse and carriage rides.Families enjoyed horse and carriage rides.

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