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Community rallies to show support to teen with cancer

Staying strong, Courtney with her sister Demi and brother Blake

Staying strong, Courtney with her sister Demi and brother Blake

FRIENDS, family, businesses and charities have joined forces to show their support for a teenager battling leukaemia.

Courtney Brewer-Wren, 15, is on life support in St George’s Hospital, London, having been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in June.

Family friend Sacha Rome, who has known Courtney since she was a baby, is helping organise a fun day at The Battle of Trafalgar, Trafalgar Road, Portslade, on Saturday from midday, to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT).

She said: “So many local businesses have contributed to the day and so many people have gone above and beyond to show their support for Courtney and her family.

“The TCT have been an amazing help and support to Courtney and her family. It is a really difficult time for them at the moment, as Courtney is on life support. The worst things always happen to the nicest people.”

Courtney was born in Shoreham, the eldest of Claire and Mark Brewer’s five children. She was brought up in Gordon Road and attended Kingston Buci First School then Buckingham Community Middle School in Shoreham.

Sacha said: “The family are still well known to the area and they are very loved by a lot of people.”

They now live in Brighton, where Courtney is a pupil at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy.

Read more in the Shoreham Herald.

 

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