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Wycombe fun day with an important message
A FUN day will be held in Wycombe this weekend with an important and poignant message in memory of a youngster who died at school following an asthma attack.
The Chandler Family has organised Saturday’s Fun Day on The Rye to raise money for Asthma UK and awareness about the condition - which can prove to be fatal if it is not diagnosed or managed correctly.
Wycombe youngster Olivia Chandler died in September 2010 at Ash Hill Primary School after suffering an asthma attack. She was eight years old.
Dad Darren says he still struggles to get over the tragedy but organising and educating people about asthma is helping him to through the pain.
He said: “It’s still hard but Asthma UK, our friends, family and organising events like this is helping us along.
“The event is in aid of Olivia and to make awareness of asthma is the High Wycombe area. A lot of people think it is a bit of a ‘simple’ illness and don’t realise that it can be a killer.
“We want people to come down, have a really good day but speak to the people from Asthma UK and take away a leaflet even if they do not have asthma or know anyone with it as it might prove helpful in the future.”
The event will feature sumo suits, a rodeo bull, a Velcro wall, children’s rides, a disco dome, balloon modelling, arts and crafts, stalls and more.
It takes place between 1pm and 5pm on Saturday on The Rye by the Wycombe Rye Lido. All proceeds will be donated to Asthma UK.
For more information about the charity, visit www.asthma.org.uk
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