Maxine’s awards night raises more than £20,000 for charities

By Gareth Dennison | 10/02/2017

Maxine’s awards night raises more than £20,000 for charities
Maxine Strong at the Pride of the Isle awards ceremony

A MUM’S awards night in memory of her seven-year-old son raised £22,412 for charities including Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Maxine Strong began the annual awards night in 2013 after son Lex lost his battle with childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

The Pride of the Isle event celebrates unsung heroes who have shown courage and made contributions to their community.

The cash is split between Maxine’s charity Lex’s Legacy and Bluebell Wood, which cared for the youngster.

Since it began, the awards ceremony set up by Maxine, of Epworth in Lincolnshire, has raised over £25,000 for the hospice — enough for 1,200 hours of specialised nursing care.

Bluebell Wood community fundraiser Melanie Rose said: “Saturday’s awards night was a fabulous event. It gets bigger and better every year. 

“We are really excited to be working with Pride of the Isle, which is a cause so close to Lex’s family’s hearts.”

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