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Online fund-raiser in memory of Haverhill woman's 11-year-old nephew smashes its target




A fund-raiser held in memory of an 11-year-old Haverhill boy who died from a brain tumour has raised over £2,200.

The online raffle, streamed live via Facebook on March 26, was put together by Mel Morris, the aunt of young Cayden Tickner, who died on May 3, 2019.

Mel, who lives in Haverhill and has three sons, aged 13, 11 and six, was moved to organise the raffle by the approaching second anniversary of her nephew’s passing.

Mel Morris after her fund-raiser with dad Steve and brothers Lee (centre) and Gav. Submitted picture
Mel Morris after her fund-raiser with dad Steve and brothers Lee (centre) and Gav. Submitted picture

Having set herself the initial goal of raising £1,000 for the charity, Brain Tumour Research, Mel was over the moon after raising £2,293.48.

Mel said: “I had the whole town watching. Everyone was involved.

“In ten short days everyone is talking about it and how I should do more.

Mel Morris with the cheque for £2,293 made out to Brain Tumour Research. Submitted picture
Mel Morris with the cheque for £2,293 made out to Brain Tumour Research. Submitted picture

“As a community we have absolutely smashed it.”

Even the hat she wore during the raffle, added Mel, was put up for sale, because so many people wanted it.

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