FERGIE’S PINK FRIENDS:

The Farm­house Child Care Cen­tre held a spe­cial Pink Day for Katie Fer­gu­son and her mum Gemma on Mon­day to raise funds for ‘Fergie’s Friends’ Re­lay For Life team. At aged two, Katie was di­ag­nosed with Wilms Tu­mour, and had a kid­ney re­moved, fol­lowed by 12

Mansfield Courier - - FRONT PAGE - By DAVID MIMS

THE Farm­house Child Care Cen­tre held a spe­cial Pink Day on Mon­day to raise funds for Gemma Fer­gu­son and her four year old daugh­ter Katie’s ‘Fergie’s Friends’ Re­lay For Life team.

Katie is a beau­ti­ful young girl who has had a tough start to life.

At the age of two she was di­ag­nosed with Wilms Tu­mour, a rare can­cer that at­tacks the kid­neys, and re­sulted in Katie hav­ing a kid­ney re­moved and un­der­go­ing 12 months of chemo­ther­apy.

Hap­pily, things are look­ing up for Katie and her fam­ily, as she has now been 12 months in re­mis­sion, and runs around the play­ground with her friends at The Farm­house.

The spe­cial Pink Day was ar­ranged in Katie’s hon­our, with the chil­dren (along with par­ents and staff) dress­ing in pink, en­joy­ing pink food in­clud­ing yo­ghurt and bis­cuits, and raf­fling off a bright pink scooter.

All money raised will add to the Fergie’s Friends fundrais­ing to­tal for this year’s Mans­field Re­lay For Life event in Oc­to­ber.

Gemma and her team also held a stall at the Farm­ers Mar­ket last Satur­day, rais­ing more than $800 selling bis­cuits and slices, and from the pro­ceeds of cof­fee sales thanks to the Mans­field Re­gional Pro­duce Store.

She is hop­ing to raise over $5000 by the time the re­lay comes around so that a Can­cer Coun­cil re­search grant can be made in their name.

PHOTO: David Mims

PHOTO: David Mims

BRAVE GIRL: Four year old Katie Fer­gu­son and her mum Gemma at the Pink Day fundraiser at The Farm­house.

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