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10 December, 2020

Christmas party in honour of a princess.

A new local charity that sells ‘Princess Cups’ has been formed as a way to raise money for childhood cancer and leukaemia research.

By Phil Brandel

Princess Naomi who passed away this year and was the inspiration behind The Princess Cups Charity.

Christmas party in honour of a princess.

A new local charity that sells ‘Princess Cups’ has been formed as a way to raise money for childhood cancer and leukaemia research.

The charity was founded by Tablelands local Maggie Hodge after she tragically lost her three old princess Naomi in July of this year.

Maggie said as a mother in the oncology ward she could she firsthand where more funding would have been beneficial. “The treatment that Naomi was offered was over 20 years old,” she said.

“This is what inspired The Princess Cups Charity, raising money so we can help find a cure so no other child has to grow up in a hospital bed.” 

Naomi was first diagnosed with AML leukaemia in 2018 at only 17 months old, after 6 rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant she passed away on July 21 2020.

Shortly after her daughters passing Maggie started a charity in her honour.  Princess Cups was created to help raise money by selling hot and cold personalised reusable coffee cups. The original idea has now inspired a community Christmas Party that will be held on December 20 at the International club in Atherton.

Maggie said the party is for herself and Naomi’s dad Mark to share their first Christmas without their princess. “We want to share Christmas with the community that has only ever supported and assisted our horrific journey,” she said

“The Christmas party will be a way to thank everyone for all their support  by having lucky door prizes, a raffle draw, a slideshow of Princess’s Journey, the brief history of  Princess cups and a small award ceremony to thank everyone involved in the Princess Cup charity.”

All money raised goes to Childhood Cancer and Leukaemia Research.

The event will be held at the International Club in Atherton; cost is $45 and includes a buffet dinner, entry to the evening and a ticket in the door prize.

For more information search Princess Cups on Facebook.


 

 

 


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