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Family despair for Lily Mae's 'lost charity cash'

Caroline Crawford

Published 17/01/2013 | 05:00

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THE mum of a seriously ill little girl has told of her shock after learning €27,000 raised for her daughter's charity may be lost.

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The money was raised for the Sunni Mae Trust via HMV stores through the sale of charity single 'Tiny Dancer'. The funds were for the care of Lily-Mae Morrison (4), pictured, who has a rare cancer, and to aid the Neuroblastoma charity.

Speaking from her daughter's bed at Crumlin Children's hospital, Judith Sibley said she had only become aware of the threat to the funds yesterday.

"I can't quite believe this is happening. It simply cannot happen," she said.

Her brother Paul Hayes said the family were stunned. "We're in Crumlin at the moment with Lily-Mae. We didn't need this at all. I would be hopeful that we would get it sorted but the legal advice I'm getting is not so hopeful," he said.

A spokesman for HMV said the matter was being looked into as a "matter of urgency".

Irish Independent

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