Leah-Beth’s dad Mark and Mr Cruickshank primed for action!!

The Leah-Beth Foundation is a fundraising charity that was established in December 2011, to provide once in a lifetime gifts and wishes for children and their families where the child is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

The Leah-Beth Foundation has been established in memory of Leah-Beth Richards who was diagnosed with cancer in December 2000 at the age of 2 years 4 months. After battling the illness for no less than 11 years, Leah-Beth passed away on the 4th December 2011. The cancer had returned 4 times in that period of time, however throughout the whole process of treatment and surgery Leah-Beth remained positive and was an inspiration to all who knew her.  It was Leah-Beth’s wish to be able to help other children suffering with a terminal illness, so her father made her a promise that the Foundation would be formed in her memory to do just that.

Fund raising activities have already begun including a 5km fun run in Bute Park organised by Llanishen Rotary club.  The fun run attracted 450 runners who wanted to do their bit for all sorts of charities with approximately 40 runners for the Leah Beth foundation all dressed in pink t-shirts, tutus and pink feather boas.  Mr Cruickshank from Tonypandy Community College also took part dressed as hot dog??!!

The event raised over £2000 for the Leah-Beth Foundation which was a fantastic achievement; however, the fund-raising doesn’t stop there.  Leah’s dad would like to express his thanks for everyone that took part in the fun run and especially the kind contributions from the sponsors, including those at Tonypandy Community College.  Watch this space for further fund-raising events.


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