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Zoe raises thousands of pounds for charity

Yvonne Reid, play specialist from Bristol Children's Hospital accepting a cheque from Zoe Philips. Downtown Radio presenter Warren Smyth and Zoe Phillips present a cheque to Dr Dempsey from the Royal Victor,a Children's Haematology Unit.

Yvonne Reid, play specialist from Bristol Children's Hospital accepting a cheque from Zoe Philips.

Downtown Radio presenter Warren Smyth and Zoe Phillips present a cheque to Dr. Dempsey from the Royal Victor,a Children's Haematology Unit.

LOCAL girl Zoe Philips has said a huge thank you to everyone who helped her raise over 2000 for charity.

Zoe, who has been a patient of the Royal Victoria Hospital's Children's Haematology Unit Belfast for four years, recently underwent a bone marrow transplant at Bristol Children's Hospital.

To thank the staff of the two hospitals, Zoe and her mother Elaine decided to raise money for the two causes by holding a Country Music Charity Show at the Millbrook Hotel earlier this year.

A host of Irish country music stars performed at the event and everyone agreed it was a fantastic night's entertainment. Thanking everyone for their support, Zoe's mum Elaine said: "I would like to thank the musicians who performed on the night - Gary Gamble, Boxcar Brian, Donna Duffin, Marty Daniels, Roy Ballantine, Fiddlin Tom Cameron, Caitlin, Logue & McCool, backing band Breakaway and compere Gary Wilson. "I would also like to say a very special thank you to Warren Smyth, who gave me all the contacts for the show. Without him there would have been no show.

"The evening was a great success," she added. "People are still talking about it." The fundraising evening raised 2060, which was split between the two charities, and will be used to provide play equipment at the two hospitals.

Ulster Star
22/06/2007