Ball in memory of Charlie

Two-year old Charlie Harris-Beard, who died of leukaemia in February, will be remembered at a ball to be held in his memory.

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Proceeds from ball held in memory of leukaemia boy to go to charity

Charlie in hospital Credit: ITV News Central

Proceeds from a ball to be held in memory of Charlie Harris Beard will go to his charity Cords4life.

Charlie from Worcestershire, died in February from leukaemia but his life was prolonged after he received a cord donor transplant from America.

Charlie's parents now want to make sure others can benefit from cord blood donation.


Fundraising event in memory of Charlie Harris-Beard

Two-year old Charlie Harris-Beard, who died of leukaemia earlier this month, was remembered today as his family and friends got together for a fundraising event.

A bouncy castle, face painting and a magic show entertained the crowds and helped to raise money for the Cords4Life charity, set up by his parents from Kidderminster.

They're hoping to increase awareness of how umbilical cord donations can save lives.

Full report: Charlie's mother talks of her 'little fighter'

The mother of a two-year old boy who died from leukemia says she knows his legacy will live on.

The story of Charlie Harris Beard touched thousands of people. His family spent months raising awareness of umbilical chord donation, after a transplant helped save Charlie's life. But the cancer returned a second time. After a long battle, he died on Friday.


Crowds and players applaud Charlie's fight for life

Football players and fans from Kidderminster Harriers and Cambridge United joined forces today to celebrate the life of Charlie Harris-Beard – a two-year old leukaemia sufferer who lost his fight yesterday.

The minute-long applaud was held before kick-off. Charlie's older sister, Ellie-Louise, was also given a Harriers football shirt with 'Charlie' written on the back.

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