Fund-raisers Step On The Gas To Raise Money For Nicole

IN the final part of Nicole Wilson s amazing story, Catherine Bell meets some of the fund-raisers. JULIE Rogerson went to school with Nicole s mum, Bev, and her three sons are now friends with Beverley s three daughters. Mrs Rogerson organises a charity b

IN the final part of Nicole Wilson's amazing story, Catherine Bell meets some of the fund-raisers.

JULIE Rogerson went to school with Nicole's mum, Bev, and her three sons are now friends with Beverley's three daughters.

Mrs Rogerson organises a charity ball every year in Ely, and this year the money will be donated to the Nicole Wilson Trust.

Mrs Rogerson said: "Nicole is a beautiful, amazing girl and an inspiration. She is so gutsy and I just want to do everything that I can to help her."

This year's ball will take place at The Maltings in Ely on October 17. It is a black tie event and this year's theme is The Policeman's Ball.

For more information and tickets, contact Julie Rogerson on 07710 669332.

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THE Totally Unstable Scooter Club, based in Ely, recently presented a cheque to Nicole Wilson Trust.

Darren Garety, secretary of the club, said: "Nicole is an amazing, happy and courageous young girl with such determination and zest for life.

"It was an honour to present Nicole with �500."

The Totally Unstable club raised the money at a sell-out gig at Ely City Football Club.

Nicole was presented with the cheque - and a club T-shirt - at The Kings Arms pub in the city.

The Totally Unstable Scooter Club formed in 1995.

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AN Aldreth couple moved by Nicole Wilson's plight will open their garden to the public in a bid to raise hundreds of pounds for the teenager's trust.

Mark and Sian Hugo run the fair-trade business Artes Mundi from their home, Ty Gwyn, in The Borough, and once a month open their one-acre garden as part of the National Garden Scheme (NGS).

They have sought special permission from NGS to donate half the proceeds of August's open event to The Nicole Wilson Trust.

Mr Hugo said: "We were so sorry to hear of Nicole's illness and situation, especially as our sons and daughters know of her as they all went through or are currently at Witchford School.

"We want to help and feel we could be in a position to help with some fundraising."

So far, the couple has raised more than �1,500 across three open weekends - but hopes to better this for Nicole. The money would usually be split between the NGS's chosen charities and a school in a Nairobi slum.

The next NGS open weekend will take place on the weekend of August 15 and 16 and the couple plan to donate a percentage of the takings from their fair-trade shop to the trust too.

The gardens will be open between 10am and 5pm. Entry costs �3 for adults and children go free. Teas and soft drinks will be available.

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INFO: IF you want to help raise money for Nicole, email her mum Beverley on: or you can send a cheque made out to the Nicole Wilson Trust and send it to the Ely Standard, 38 Market Street, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4LS

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