Farm fundraiser for seriously ill Brooke

6/8/2011 Family fun day for Brooke Cornwall at Westwick Row Farm, Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead. Six years old Brooke Cornwall.
6/8/2011 Family fun day for Brooke Cornwall at Westwick Row Farm, Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead. Six years old Brooke Cornwall.

A FUNDRAISING event was held on Saturday for a six-year-old girl who has to undergo a blood transfusion every three weeks.

Despite a lower turnout than expected, organisers were still pleased with the outcome of the event raising money for Brooke Cornwell who suffers from Diamond Blackfan Anaemia, a condition caused when the bone marrow fails to produce red blood cells.

6/8/2011 Family fun day for Brooke Cornwall at Westwick Row Farm, Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead. Organisers and helpers of the event, wearing Brooke Cornwall T-shirts, from left, Claire Bolton, Kerri Chapman, Tori Mills and Dominique Hoare.

6/8/2011 Family fun day for Brooke Cornwall at Westwick Row Farm, Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead. Organisers and helpers of the event, wearing Brooke Cornwall T-shirts, from left, Claire Bolton, Kerri Chapman, Tori Mills and Dominique Hoare.

A number of attractions were on hand at the event at Westwick Row Farm in Hemel Hempstead including a bouncy castle and trampoline.

Brooke’s parents Amber and Nick also had a stall.

Organiser Kerri Chapman met the family through a friend and has held a number of events to raise money for Brooke.

She said: “It wasn’t as good as we would have hoped but it went well.

“It was our first fundraiser at the farm and we’re hoping to have another event there next year will have a bigger turnout.”

The event raised £210, but as much as £2,000 has been raised at previous events.

Kerri is planning another event to take place at the end of September.

If you would like to find out more about Brooke and how you can help or donate, search Brooke Cornwell on Facebook.