Sis­ters or­gan­ise fete to hon­our their mum

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

TWO Hilling­don sis­ters are hold­ing a fete on Satur­day in mem­ory of their mum.

Ka­jal and Sai­jal Pa­tel, both of Alan­dale Drive, North­wood, are hold­ing the event at Hilling­don Sports & Leisure com­plex from 12pm to 4pm and will be rais­ing money for Can­cer Re­search UK and Win­ston’s Wish which helps be­reaved chil­dren.

The event will have a bouncy castle, spe­cial ap­pear­ances from Peppa Pig and Ge­orge, as well as a BBQ and stalls held by lo­cal busi­nesses.

Ka­jal said: “This year will be 10 years since our lovely mum lost her bat­tle with bowel can­cer.

“Since be­com­ing a mum and mum-to be, we have con­sid­ered how aw­ful this would have been had we been younger.

“Although los­ing a par­ent or loved one at any age is dif­fi­cult, we be­lieve that the younger you are, the more sup­port you need from those around you and trained pro­fes­sion­als.”

The sis­ters were just 21 and 25 when their mother passed away.

Alex Drew, Can­cer Re­search UK’s lo­cal fundrais­ing man­ager for Lon­don, said: “Ka­jal and Sai­jal are an in­spi­ra­tion and we can’t thank them enough for their com­mit­ment to help­ing Can­cer Re­search UK beat can­cer sooner.”

Clara Browning, for Win­ston’s Wish, added: “The death of a par­ent or sib­ling is one of the most fun­da­men­tal losses a child will ever face and the money raised helps us sup­port these fam­i­lies when they need it most.”

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