A determined teenager from Hailsham who is in remission from cancer took to Eastbourne seafront with supporters at the weekend to raise charity funds.
Lillie Killick, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia – a cancer of the blood – back in 2010, was joined by around 25 people for the event on Saturday (October 19).
The team braved the heavy rain and set off from Fort Fun to the Wish Tower in the morning. Armed with buckets the group collected £70 from passers-by and money is still coming in from sponsorship.
The 17-year-old from Bowley Road set up the charity Team Lillie and was inspired to help raise funds as during her treatment she stayed at a number of hospitals and was supported by charities. The Sussex Downs College student said she wanted to raise awareness and money to support them and children and young people with cancer.
On the website, she added, ‘I set up Team Lillie because on December 10 2010 I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, which is a cancer of the blood. Two-and-a-half years later and I can proudly say I beat cancer and I’m currently in remission!’
Her proud mum Sally said, “It was the first big fundraiser we have done.
“Lillie is very determined to help other teenagers and children with cancer.
“When she was diagnosed she received help from charities and this is her way of re-paying them.
“On the day we had lots of supporters and it was really good.”
Team Lillie, which is hoping to organise more fundraisers in the new year, also sells charity bands.
To find out more about the charity and Lillie’s story visit the website: or email: firstname.lastname@example.org