Ravenshead businesswoman organises charity ball in memory of daughter

A RAVENSHEAD businesswoman has organised a charity ball to raise funds for a foundation she set up in memory of her daughter.

Libby Croome, a former pupil at Abbey Gates Primary School in the village, was just four-years-old when she died from a mystery motor sensory disease in November 2007, leaving behind her sister Milly, dad Philip and mum Lynda.

The Libby Croome Happyness Foundation has already raised thousands of pounds for local children as well as two other worthwhile causes - Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Down Syndrome Swimming Association, which is closely associated with world record-breaking Blidworth swimmer Oliver Pratley.

The summer ball - at Goosedale Hall in Nottingham on 8th July at 7pm - will help raise funds for the causes.

Lynda is urging as many people as possible to attend the ball and hopes the money raised will help put a smile on the faces of disabled children.

“Our efforts to raise valuable funds have been successful and we hope the ball this year will enable us to raise sufficient funds,” she said.

“Libby has left a massive void in our lives and we will never be complete without her. Libby never suffered with her disability and was never in any pain although she struggled with being able to do certain things, but she kept smiling and laughing.”

Ravenshead student Ben Slater is also taking part in a cycle ride from Yosemite Park to San Francisco in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Tickets are available by calling Lynda Croome on 07904 222864 or for information visit www.libbycroomehappynessfoundation.co.uk