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Thatcham family to hold hospital fundraiser

Niece put into a coma after car crash in Greece

John Herring

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Thatcham family to hold hospital fundraiser

A THATCHAM family wanting to repay the kindness of hospital staff will be holding a charity fundraiser.

Freya Deacon was 11-years-old when she was involved in a car accident while on holiday with her father in Greece earlier this year.

Freya was put into a coma for three weeks and spent her 12th birthday in the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Her aunt, Karen de Monte, said that at the time there was a strong possibility that her niece, who was due to start at King Alfred’s Academy in Wantage in September, would not be able to walk or speak again.

But staff at John Radcliffe persevered and Freya is now showing signs of recovery.

Mrs de Monte said: “We wanted to find a way of saying thank you to them.

“What better way than to raise funds for them?”

People are invited to the Christmas bazaar at the Kennet Leisure Centre, which will run from 10am until 1pm on Sunday, December 13.

The family have arranged a host of activities including a bouncy castle and children’s games alongside a raffle and refreshments for their cause. 

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