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Sweet boost for Emily’s Star

Katie Elmer, right, and Debbie Elderton from Arcana Salon at the  launch of Emily's Star charity at the Old Beams Pub

Katie Elmer, right, and Debbie Elderton from Arcana Salon at the launch of Emily's Star charity at the Old Beams Pub

A CHARITY formed in memory of a baby girl who only lived for 26 days was given a sweet-toothed boost on Thursday.

The Old Beams in Shenley Lodge hosted a coffee morning, complete with more than 200 cupcakes baked by Arcana salons.

All proceeds went to Emily’s Star, the charity created in memory of Emily Mainwaring who was born with a syndrome called Trisomy 18.

Emily was given just four days to live and her family desperately wanted to bring her home to die in peace.

Her mum Katie Elmer said: “We were able to do this with the help of the complex needs nurses and Emily lived her short life at home with all her family around her. Emily lived for 26 days and proved so many people wrong.”

Thursday’s event also included live music, a magician and a visit from community radio station MKFM.

Emily’s star is raising money to raise awareness of Trisomy 18 and for equipment for the complex needs nurses.

For more information visit www.emilysstar.co.uk

 

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