News: Helping Penny and having plenty of fun

June was a phenomenal month for fundraising for local lady Penny Wheeler; whilst a team of volunteers have been busy organising the upcoming Belper Games, businesses, music fans and students have been busy raising cash.

Penny suffers from two life threatening conditions and the Derbyshire PCT refused to fund her treatment last year which costs in excess of £25,000 per year.

A group of Belper School students recently held a family Variety Show in which students showcased their musical and theatrical talents, making excellent entertainment for those who attended.

Two local businesses have been helping to raise funds with Harpers Hair in King Street, Belper, offering £5 haircuts and donations going to Penny’s Fund, giving young stylists an opportunity to practise their skills. Derby based online marketing company; Social Myna holds regular social media clinics for businesses and is donating the proceeds each to Penny’s Fund.

More recently Penny’s eldest son Dan and the Hatch'd team organised the annual PennyFest, which took place at Vines Bar in Salder Gate, and showcased some of Derby’s finest bands which is always a great event and this year was no exception raising £685 for the Fund.

Collectively these events have helped raise more than £1600 for Penny’s Fund and Penny and her family would like to thank everyone who has been involved in these events.

The next event coming up is the Belper Games which will be held at Belper’s Rugby Club from 11am – 5pm on Saturday, 21st July. The family event is £2.50 for adults and £1 for children under 14.

Keep up to date with the latest news on the Belper Games search for Penny’s Fund on Facebook or follow @pennysfund on Twitter.