A silent auction to support a schoolgirl diagnosed with a rare form of cancer has raised more than £6,000.
Lily Douglas was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma after doctors inspected an injury believed to have been sustained during the nine-year-old’s dance classes.
Following the nine-year-old’s diagnosis earlier this year, fundraisers across the Fair City have given their time and support to help her family as she has treatment.
Lynsay Harris, former colleague of Lily’s mother Jane, organised a silent auction of more than 50 auction lots covering beauty, sports, leisure activities and luxury accessories.
She revealed the auction had raised around £6,500, with the final total still to be confirmed.
Posting online, she said: “I set out on a journey into unfamiliar territory having never done anything like this before.
“It has been a lot of hard work for one person but so worth it knowing I have been able to support and relieve some of Jane Douglas’ financial worries and give her and Lily some much needed treat money.
“I genuinely appreciate all the lovely supportive messages received it means a lot and is very humbling although I can genuinely say I did it from the heart to help not for any gain personally to me.”
Lily’s mum Jane thanked everyone who had taken part.
She said: “I want to say a huge thank you to Lynsey and her family for doing this.
“Lynsay contacted me as soon as lily was diagnosed and right away wanted to do something to help , as that is what her and her family always have done help others.
“To all that took part and bid too – the winners and the losers – thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.”