A FUNDRAISING event has raised hundreds of pounds for a little girl with a liver condition.

Mum and paramedic Lisa Barwell held a fundraiser at Heybridge Swifts FC for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation’s (CLDF) Big Yellow Friday Campaign.

Combined with an ambulance service cake sale, they raised £615 on behalf of her six-year-old daughter Sophie.

Sophie met two other girls who were also born with the liver disease biliary atresia.

Eve Campbell-Garrett, aged seven, and Bonnie Blake, three, have undergone liver transplants.

Lisa said: “For me, they highlight the importance of the foundation.

“The party was such a positive experience for everybody.

“I’m so grateful to be part of a community as supportive as Heybridge is.”

Colleagues Sam Gilbert and Toby Langley, who are cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in aid of CLDF, were there along with Swifts manager Julian Dicks.

Foundation boss Alison Taylor: “Lisa worked so hard to make her Big Yellow Friday party a success and this is a tremendous result.

“We rely on voluntary donations and the funds she has raised will enable us to continue our work supporting families throughout the UK who are affected by childhood liver disease.

“We are really grateful to Lisa and to everyone who has helped her.”

Sophie was born with a rare liver condition called biliary atresia, which means she will need life-long care and a potential liver transplant in the future.

Since Sophie was diagnosed, Lisa has been fundraising for the charity with various events including a 24-hour bike ride.