Purple Party raises cancer awareness in Portsmouth

Fundraising event to raise awareness of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.''(Front Row) Marlea and Eriea Madukaiwe, Jayden Collinson. (Back Row) Kaylie Madukaiw Marg Stairs, and nursery manager and nursery owner, Fiona Parker.         ''Picture: Keith Woodland PPP-171016-085951006
Fundraising event to raise awareness of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.''(Front Row) Marlea and Eriea Madukaiwe, Jayden Collinson. (Back Row) Kaylie Madukaiw Marg Stairs, and nursery manager and nursery owner, Fiona Parker. ''Picture: Keith Woodland PPP-171016-085951006
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A YOUNG woman battling cancer has raised cash for the Lymphoma Association through a fun-day at a nursery.

Kaylie Madukaiwe, 28, from North End, Portsmouth, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in May and organised the fundraising event at Carousel Nursery, Hilsea, to raise awareness of the condition.

Jane Humpleby and Janice Taw on the cake stall.                                                                     ''Picture: Keith Woodland PPP-171016-090003006

Jane Humpleby and Janice Taw on the cake stall. ''Picture: Keith Woodland PPP-171016-090003006

She called it the Purple Party – the association’s signature colour – and Kaylie had help from her two daughters, Eric, eight, and four-year-old Marlea.

Kaylie said: ‘There was a steady group of people throughout the four hours of the event. I’d say we had at least had a few hundred people over the day.’

The day included various activities for children with face-painting and a craft table with halloween-themed activities and Kaylie said it raised about £650 for the association.

She thanked Fiona Parker, who allowed the nurseryto be used for the day and supported the event.

Jayden Cole, Argan Singh and Zavier Amerr and the large teddy in a name-the-bear competition.''Picture: Keith Woodland PPP-171016-090015006

Jayden Cole, Argan Singh and Zavier Amerr and the large teddy in a name-the-bear competition.''Picture: Keith Woodland PPP-171016-090015006

Gale Johnson has her face painted by Maria Lavington-Fuller.                                               ''Picture Credit: Keith Woodland PPP-171016-090027006

Gale Johnson has her face painted by Maria Lavington-Fuller. ''Picture Credit: Keith Woodland PPP-171016-090027006

Dylan Singh decorates a biscuit.

Dylan Singh decorates a biscuit.