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A cheque for £6,000 for research into the treatment of brain tumours was presented at a Newark pub on Sunday.

Alfie Jack Walmsley of Queen Street, Balderton, who is being treated for a brain tumour, was to have accepted the cheque at a fundraising fete at the The Sawmill, Beacon Hill, Newark, but was too poorly to attend.

It was accepted by his twin sister, Daisy, instead.

The Sawmill has been at the centre of fundraising by Alfie’s family and friends.

The money was raised at a fun day and other events.

Around £10,000 has so far been raised.

Alfie was diagnosed with a brain tumour in May.

Half the tumour was removed in a seven-hour operation. Most of the rest was removed in a subsequent four-hour operation.

Alfie underwent chemotherapy and is currently having radiotherapy to tackle the remainder.

Sunday’s fete raised £566 for events and parties to benefit youngsters and old people in the local community.

About 150 people attended the fete, which included stalls, bouncy castles, games, a tombola, raffle and barbecue.

It also featured the first public performance by a cheerleading squad set up in Balderton in May.

More than 30 youngsters aged four to 21, from NWK Team Spirit Cheerleaders performed.

The group hopes to register with the British Cheerleading Academy so the girls can take part in competitions.

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