BOUNCY castles, a fun run and a picnic helped raise more than £1,500 for a children’s cancer charity.

The event was held to celebrate Tranent youngster Brooke Abbott, 6, beating cancer after she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia when she was three years old.

After three years of treatment, she was given the great news she was cancer-free.

The money raised at the event, held at Polson Park on Saturday, will go to charity Children with Cancer, a group which invests money for specialist research into the causes of and treatments for childhood cancer.

Organiser of the event Adele Blaikie, who has also signed up for three long-distance runs to boost the fundraising total, said: “I would just like to say what a wonderful community we have.

“I cannot thank the following people and businesses enough for helping make my fundraising event so successful: Jamie’s Handy Work, Wendy Dow, Janice Mitchell, Michelle Rendell, The Loch Centre, Pentland Plant Hire, Sammy Thomson, Alice Patricia Kirsanow, A1 Sheds, Party Express, Carolynne Bousfield and Nicola for the amazing bouncy castle.

“You all helped bring the community together and raise £1,553 for Children with Cancer.”

She added: “It was brilliant from start to finish. The kids all absolutely loved it and Brooke was delighted to have so many of her friends there.”