Friends and family raise more than £3000 towards family holiday for Vikki
8:40am Monday 8th October 2012 in News
FUNDRAISING events aimed at sending a young mum with cancer on a family holiday, have raised £3129 towards the special trip.
Up to 1000 people, from Barry, Penarth and across the Vale, turned out at the Glenbrook Inn last month to support mum-of-three Vikki Roberts, who lives in Palmerston.
The former Stanwell School pupil, 27, has been diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous tumour, and kind-hearted family, friends, and supporters wanted to enable the family to take a break.
Vikki and her family were able to spend the afternoon at the event which included stalls, face painting, and a barbecue, with Pukka Promotions organising entertainment including talented singers.
Boxing kangaroos bounded in alongside a tug of war competition and bouncy castle.
And the raffle and auction proved a big hit, with Enzo Maccarinelli and Team GB's Olympic boxing team donating signed gloves, Cardiff City a signed football and shirt, and Cardiff Blues and Gwent Dragons throwing in signed rugby balls.
St David's Hotel & Spa chipped in with a beauty treatments course, and also contributing to the event were Bridgend Butchers, the Selbys, Chuckles and Anthony's Bouncy Castles, Penarth Framers, and Barry town mayor Cllr Les Sword.
Vikki's mum Melanie said: "She's a bit poorly at the moment and they can't seem to control her headaches, and she may be in hospital for a while longer. "She is still joking with the nurses though!"
Glenbrook Inn manager Liam O'Leary said the money raised was 'a credit to the local community and Vikki's friends'.