Leah Cunliffe fun day success

A fun day was held at Amberswood Tavern in Ince inspired by 21-year-old Leah Cunliffe.

She hit the headlines when she was just five years old after contracting hepatitis A during an outbreak at St William’s RC Primary School in Ince and underwent a liver transplant.

Danielle Roscoe (14) and mum Natalie Cunliffe with a tombola prize   at the fund-raiser in memory of 21-year-old Leah Cunliffe

Danielle Roscoe (14) and mum Natalie Cunliffe with a tombola prize at the fund-raiser in memory of 21-year-old Leah Cunliffe

She recovered well, but had suffered other health problems in the past 18 months and she died on Monday, January 23.

The fund-raiser was held to support the children’s ward at St James’ Hospital in Leeds, where she was treated as a youngster. There was a cake stall, tombola, raffles, auction, bucking bronco, bouncy castle and host of other attractions.

The money raised for the hospital is being counted and donations can still be made at www.gofundme.com/aay87-in-memory-of-leah-cunliffe

Leah Cunliffe with boyfriend Nathan Hesketh

Leah Cunliffe with boyfriend Nathan Hesketh