Hundreds of fairies enjoy Anna’s Hope picnic

Anna's Hope picnic in Burghley Park  organiser Carole Hughes  with her  guests at the party
Anna's Hope picnic in Burghley Park organiser Carole Hughes with her guests at the party
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These are just a few of the hundreds of fairies and elves who enjoyed the Big Fairy Picnic at Burghley Park near Stamford yesterday (Sunday), to help a very worthy cause.

The aim of the event was to raise funds for charity Anna’s Hope event and raise awareness of the biggest cancer killer of children in the country - brain tumours.

Carole and Rob Hughes, of Pilsgate near Barnack, set up the charity after their daughter Anna died of a brain tumour aged three years and eight months. The event marked what would have been Anna’s 11th birthday.

Carole said: “It was an absolutely fantastic day. It was lovely that so many people turned up. Families and individuals came from all over. There were people from Scotland and Manchester who were visiting the area and from Cambridge. It was really nice to see daddies and grandads dressed as elves and fairies.

“I think people realise what we are trying to do. The tragedy was in our family, but most people know it can happen to anyone.”

The charity’s next big event is the Perkins Great Eastern Run, in Peterborough, on October 13 where the official charity for the fun run is Anna’s Hope.

Individuals or families wishing to back the cause should e-mail admin@annashope.co.uk or visit the website at www.annashope.co.uk