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Parents close to £20K mark through fundraising in baby Lexi’s name

Danny playing football during last year's fundraiser

Danny playing football during last year's fundraiser

 

A grieving mum and dad who launched a fundraising bid in memory of their baby daughter are now just a few hundred pounds away from reaching £20,000.

Danny Kerr and Samantha Charles-Kerr’s first born daughter Lexi survived just 19 short days due to complications at birth in 2011.

Her distraught parents wanted to fundraise to give back to Keech Hospice Care where they spent Lexi’s final days as a family.

They started with a modest £1,000 target and nearly three years later have almost hit the massive £20,000 milestone.

Sam said: “We were only hoping to get at least £1,000 to start with. With the first event, including gift aid, we raised nearly £5,000.

“It just feels amazing that we have nearly got £20,000 and we have received support from so many people.”

Their latest fundraiser was a football tournament and family fun day at Ashlyns School in Berkhamsted last month, where a total of £4,037 was raised.

It was sponsored by BerkoAstro and Berkhamsted Raiders.

The Last Post FC won the adults football tournament, while Lexi’s Little Legends claimed the top spot in the children’s category.

Sam and Danny, who live in Berkhamsted, and since their tragedy have gone on to have another daughter named Caitlyne, have also been holding auctions through Facebook.

They’ve held 16 auctions thanks to donations from local businesses and the last one was on Thursday - a child’s quad bike, which raised £50.

It means the couple are just £276 away from the £20,000 milestone and they plan to continue fundraising.

 

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