Northampton woman says thanks to event-goers who helped raise thousands of pounds for ill sister

Emma Ibbeson with Krystal, who had her head shaved in fundraising attempt
Emma Ibbeson with Krystal, who had her head shaved in fundraising attempt

Family fundraisers have helped to raise almost £5,000, so a Northampton woman suffering from an aggressive brain tumour, can take her daughter on the holiday of a lifetime.

Emma Ibbeson, 35, from Spring Boroughs, was diagnosed with Grade IV Glioblastomas Multiforme in April 2016 and was rushed to intensive care at John Radcliffe hospital after suffering from a severe bleed on the brain.

Emma’s sister, Anne-Marie Hamilton, along with family friend Donna Rawlings, played host to a Halloween-themed fundraising event at Cogenhoe Working Men’s Club on Saturday, October 29, and raised £4,700 to give Emma and her daughter, Ellie Morrow the chance to make fond memories in Disneyland Paris.

Mrs Hamilton said: “We would personally like to thank every single person who helped us. From donations for our stools and raffles to food donated for our BBQ, our DJ and our venue for having us.

“Also the people who took time out of their day to attend in the day and evening, we couldn’t have done this without you guys. We are totally overwhelmed with the response and how much we managed to raise.

Niece, Krystal Hamilton also took part in fundraising efforts with a sponsored head shave, which managed to raise over £1,400 for her aunt and cousin to enjoy.

Boost Trampoline Park of Riverside Retail Park are also playing host to a charity fundraiser for Emma and have kindly hired the park out to the family on November 17.

Krystal, who works at the park, will be selling tickets for £10 for the hour-long bounce set to take place between 8-9pm.

After an operation to debulk her tumour, Emma has since endured chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments and is currently waiting for further test results before taking Ellie to Disneyland Paris in the new year.