An Egremont charity has just received a major cash boost from West Cumbrian workers.

Danica’s Dream Fund has been handed a cheque for £2,671 from LLW Repository Ltd after a year of fundraising.

The charity was set up in memory of Egremont teenager Danica Maxwell, who died after a battle with cancer in 2010 aged just 15.

Her father John Maxwell, who works on the LLWR site, set up the charity in her name, as her final wish was to help other people who are battling cancer.

The LLWR workforce chose the organisation as its charity of the year and have been busy initiating fundraisers, including a sponsored walk up Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak, a sponsored shave and cake sales.

Mr Maxwell said: “This donation is excellent and will help families going through cancer. We use donations like this to buy gifts for children with cancer, such as a laptop or we fund a family break, to help them get back to normality.”

Amanda Raynor, who also works on the LLWR site, took part in the Scafell Pike walk and said: “I’m from Egremont and I know what a great charity this is. I’m close to John and I know what he’s been through. What he does for children is great.

“Scafell Pike was hard work but thoroughly enjoyable. Team spirit got us through.”

The LLWR workforce is continuing to raise funds for the charity which nationally has now raised over £200,000 for those aged up to 23 living with cancer, and their families.

And Mr Maxwell is always busy raising more funds, as he is training to take part in this year’s Great North Run and is also eyeing up a charity wing-walk to honour a final promise to his daughter.

Awareness of the charity is also at an all time high thanks to the efforts of family friend Mark Andrews, who has snapped dozens of celebrities with the charity’s wristband.

Some of the household names who have worn the band include Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas, boxing superstar Anthony Joshua, Star Wars actor Warwick Davies, Pointless host Alexander Armstrong and football pundit Alan Shearer.

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