Tragic family donates to Emma Hoolin appeal

Ella Stringer, 4, from Rossendale
Ella Stringer, 4, from Rossendale

THE drive to raise £211,000 for young Wigan cancer patient Emma Hoolin has been given a massive boost by the family of another little girl.

The £20,000 donation has been made by the parents of five-year-old Ella Stringer who lost her own battle for life against a rare form of spine tumour in August.

Thousands had been raised in aid of the Haslingden youngster in the 10 months since being diagnosed with a rhabdoid sarcoma and the two families had met during treatment.

And it was after hearing about Emma’s appeal on the radio that the Stringers decided to contribute a large chunk of the unspent money.

Ella’s mum Emily told Ella Stringer Fund Facebook friends: “I would like to say a big big thank you to everyone who got involved to raise money for Ella.

“We are going to donate £20,000 to a special little girl called Emma Hoolin.

“Ella and Emma met in hospital when they were both having chemotherapy and they made friends. They both became quite close.

“Emma is now near the end of her treatment and has to travel to America for the last stage of treatment, which will reduce the chance of the tumour coming back because if it did there would be no other treatment plan for this kind of tumour.”

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