A MOTORCYCLE launch event has helped to raise £500 for Leighton Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Unit.

The open night, held at the Crewe Honda Centre in association with Crown Lodge Freemasons of Willaston, raised £1,100 in total, which was shared between charities across the area.

The money will be added to the Little Miss Ellie fund, which was set up in memory of Ellie Prince.

Ellie passed away in March at the age of six months and had spent most of her life in the unit at Leighton Hospital.

The money raised will be used to fund the purchase of equipment to furnish a room in her honour.

David Fradley, of Crown Lodge Freemasons, said: “It’s great that we are able to help out and donate this money to the fund. I know that it is going to a fantastic cause and will benefit young patients for years to come.”

Sue Palin, housekeeper on the unit, added: “The amount raised in honour of Ellie just keeps growing, and it’s thanks to donations like this one that the fund has exceeded its target by more than double.”

The Crewe Honda Centre will be holding another open night on Thursday July 14, from 6pm. British superbike riders will be in attendance, and the hospital unit will again benefit.

For more information on the Ellie Prince fund visit littlemissellieprince.blogspot.com.