Family of young Chloe sends heartfelt thanks

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From: Simon Hart <southsea2006@yahoo.co.uk>

Even though George V proclaimed all German titles were to be given up by his family a century ago (July 17 1917), there is still physical evidence in our city of the Germanic royal house that once existed. Two commemoration stones relating to members of the royal house previous to the House of Windsor are so readily a part of the fabric of our daily lives but are probably in the most part overlooked.

A walk along Queen Street and on the corner with Aylward Street will present a building with a foundation stone that was laid by HRH Princess Henry of Battenberg in 1912. This was the married title of Queen Victoria's daughter Beatrice which was relinquished on 14 July 1917. From 17 July 1917 she was known as HRH the Princess Beatrice.

A visit to Sainsburys foyer in Commercial Road will provide the opportunity to see a commemoration stone for the opening of the Child's Ward of the Royal Hospital in 1909 by HH Princess Victoria of Schleswig

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THE family of a young girl battling cancer has issued a special thank you to those who have donated towards her treatment appeal.

Derek Challoner, the grandfather of 10-year-old Chloe Challoner, said the family thanks the cast, staff and the patrons of the Kings Theatre in Albert Road, Southsea, after a gala evening was held there on Monday in aid of the Chloe Challoner Appeal.

Former Coronation Street actress Tracy Shaw, who is appearing in the theatre’s panto Cinderella, has taken Chloe to her heart.

Young Chloe is battling a rare form of bone cancer and her family need to raise £10,000 by February to send her for breakthrough treatment in Texas.

Mr Challoner said: ‘A special thank you must go to Chris and Colin Pearce and members of the RAOB club in New Road for getting the fund started.

‘A special mention must go to Tracy Shaw, who has formed a close bond with Chloe, for managing at short notice to put together an excellent variety show in Monday night, which was enjoyed by all.

‘We still have a way to go to meet our target, but with the monies raised so far things are looking promising. Also thank you to The News for the reports of Chloe’s illness and progress over the last 18 months.’