A 15-year-old girl who was seriously injured in the Manchester Arena bombing has raised thousands of pounds for the hospital that saved her life.
Freya Lewis from Holmes Chapel was seriously injured in the Manchester Arena Attack and was under the care of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Following her treatment at the hospital, family, friends, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School and the local community decided to say thank you by raising funds for our Critical Care Unit. They’ve been busy taking on sponsored runs, horse farm rides and cakes sales as well as swimming in pyjamas! The family also set up a JustGiving page, with donations being received from across the world.
Freya ea cheque from the group to the hospital for over £24,000 back in February. And then, rather than sitting back with the ‘Thank You’ job done, this remarkable young lady set about personally raising a whole lot more.
Freya, who was one of more than 800 people injured on May 22 last year when suicide bomber Salman Abedi murdered 22 innocents at a concert, lost a close friend among the dead and herself only survived after being put into an induced coma.
Now recovered from multiple fractures, she took part last weekend in the annual Great Manchester, raising more than £40,000 in the junior race.
Considering that after the attack it was unclear if she would even be able to walk again, this is a personal triumph by this inspirational young lady!
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