Generosity of birthday girl

Lucy Crisp
Lucy Crisp

A YOUNG girl from Somercotes who suffers from a life-threatening illness raised £500 for charity by forgoing presents for her twelfth birthday.

Instead Lucy Crisp asked family and friends to make donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Dreams Come True charities, when she had a birthday party at Rollerworld on February 5

Lucy, of Bank Street, who attends Swanwick Hall School, was born with cystic fibrosis, which affects the internal organs, mainly the lungs and digestive system, and forces her to make regular trips to the Children’s Hospital in Sheffield.

Dad Roystan said: “It was a snowy night but 110 people made it so we would like to say a big thankyou to them and to the manager Shaun Barber - who donated £50 on behalf of Rollerworld.”

Last week Lucy spoke in front of 35 junior doctors at Hallamshire Hospital to explain cystic fibrosis and explain how they can improve their bedside manner when working with children.

Previously Lucy raised £200 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Dream Comes True by singing songs by girl band Girls Aloud at her ninth birthday party at Somerlea Park Centre.