Fun day aims to help fund Disney trip

Rosie Ennis and her daughter Autumn.'Picture by Jane Coltman
Rosie Ennis and her daughter Autumn.'Picture by Jane Coltman

A special family fun day is taking place tomorrow to help a cancer-stricken mum share a dream holiday with her daughter.

Last month, the Gazette reported how friends and supporters of brave Rosie Ennis, from Alnwick, have started a cash appeal on her behalf.

The campaign aims to raise £4,000 to send the 46-year-old and her young daughter Autumn to Disneyland Paris.

Rosie, who also has two older children, is battling aggressive breast cancer, which has now spread to her lungs. It cannot be cured, only treated and controlled.

It is the second time that she has been diagnosed with the disease, having overcome an initial fight in November, only for it to return a short time later.

As part of the fund-raising appeal, a family fun day is being staged at Alnwick Rugby Club tomorrow from 5pm. It is open to everyone and there will be plenty going on.

During the event, Autumn will be turned into a prom queen – in case her doting mother loses the cancer battle before her beloved daughter turns 16 and has her high-school prom.

A quiz night was staged at the town’s Black Swan last night. The venue’s chef, Adie Kyle, had his legs waxed for the cause.

For more information, see TeamRosie on Facebook.