21st Sep, 2020

Bromsgrove's brave Brooke raising hundreds for Birmingham Children's Hospital which saved her life

A BRAVE Bromsgrove girl who underwent treatment for a brain tumour at the age of two has used her 12th birthday to raise funds for the hospital which saved her life.

Brooke Almquest, who lives in Charford, was diagnosed back at the end of 2009 and endured 18 months of chemotherapy to overcome the cancer.

As she approached her birthday this year on December 11 she said she wanted to do something to raise funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital which had helped her.

The ‘Brooke’s Birthday Fundraiser’ page was set up on Facebook with an initial target of £100.

That was soon surpassed and the total is now up to £440.

The page is staying open for one more week and Brooke is hoping Standard readers will boost her coffers further.

Mum Cara said: “I’m so proud of her – she’s an amazing person with such a big heart.

“She remembers bits of her treatment at the Children’s but other than that you would never have known how poorly she was.

“Brooke is so bright – it has hardly affected her at all.

“She was determined to do something to say thank you to everyone at the hospital.”

Brooke also held a cake sale in the summer to raise funds for Cancer Research.

Click here to visit Brooke’s page and donate.

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