Campaign to give terminally-ill child a magical Christmas smashes target

A campaign launched to give a terminally-ill schoolgirl a magical Christmas has smashed its target, raising over £1,300.

Earlier this month, Terneesha Beatson was given the devastating news that her brain cancer had spread from the left side of her brain to the right, giving her only months to live.

Joanne Beatson, her mother, has since launched a campaign to give her daughter one final magical Christmas, setting a donation target of £500.

Thanks to unprecedented support from the local community, the campaign has smashed its target and has now raised over £2,600, with further donations expected.

Pupils at Terneesha’s school, Valley Park Primary school, will host a cake sale to raise funds for the campaign on Thursday.

A fundraiser will also take place at a Mowton night in Attercliffe next Friday, where 25% of the entrance fees will be donated to the family.

Paul Simms, managing director at Global Events and Promotions, which is hosting the night, believes it is important for businesses to support local causes. He said:

“Sheffield is a city, well, a community at the end of the day and we should be supporting each other,”

“It’s vitally important that businesses do support good causes such as Terneesha’s”

More to follow.