Worle mum raises cash with help from SpongeBob

PUBLISHED: 18:00 25 May 2013

Sue Collard as SpongeBob Squarepants with friends Michelle and Liz.

Sue Collard as SpongeBob Squarepants with friends Michelle and Liz.

Sue Collard

A WORLE mother and her friends have raised thousands in memory of her daughter while donning SpongeBob SquarePants costumes.

Sue Collard, aged 44, took on the London Marathon with friends Michelle Williams and Liz Price to raise awareness of bone cancer in memory of her 11-year-old daughter Mary.

Mary, who was a keen golfer, a member of Weston’s Swimming Club and the town’s Act One drama group, lost her brave battle with the disease last year.

And because Mary’s favourite cartoon was the Nickelodeon show, mum Sue decided this would be the perfect way to remember her daughter and raise money for the Bone Cancer Research Trust.

Sue dressed up as the main character, while Michelle and Liz zipped up the costume suits of SpongeBob’s friends Gary the snail and Patrick the starfish.

The team raised a total of £13,563 for the bone cancer research trust through the challenge, as well has holding various quizzes, a cake sale and their friends, family and colleagues supporting them.

Sue said: “We want to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us and donated to the Bone Cancer Trust.”

Sue, her family and friends have hosted numerous fundraising events for the trust and in total have raised around £40,000.

You can still help support Sue, Michelle and Liz for their efforts by visiting their donations page via www.justgiving.com/Sue-Collard2

For more information about the disease and the trust visit www.bcrt.org.uk

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