Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Fundraisers Add to Jessica's Legacy

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Fundraisers Add to Jessica's Legacy

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Byline: Michael Muncaster Reporter michael.muncaster@trinitymirror.com

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised in memory of a teenager who died from a rare form of cancer.

Jessica Robson, from Cramlington, was diagnosed with alveolar soft part sarcoma in 2010.

Despite being seriously ill, she set up her own charity, Jessica's Sarcoma Awareness, to help other young people in her position.

Jessica was only 18 when she died in May 2014, and her family have continued to fundraise for her charity.

Pupils at Cramlington Learning Village raised PS5,000 for the cause by taking part in charity runs, walks, baking sales, nonuniform days and sponsored silences.

And Year 8 pupil Elena Walker, who ran a mile to raise money, handed over the cheque to Jessica's mum Julie Robson, who said: "The students and staff have really helped us carry on the work Jessica started."

The charity has now raised more than PS100,000 and plans to use the money raised to build a respite centre for young people with cancer. …

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