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Town to turn yellow for charity

Martha
Martha from Glastonbury died in May 2006 from a brain tumour

Schools and businesses in Glastonbury, Somerset, are to take part in a 'Yellow Day' to raise funds for local charity Martha Care.

Yellow-themed events will be held on 3 April and yellow ribbons will be draped from all premises taking part.

The Martha Care Trust was set up after Martha Mickshick, seven, died in May 2006 from a long-term brain tumour.

The charity helps families with sick children by providing specialist support workers.

Since her death Martha's mother Maggie Mickshik has been raising money to help other families caring for seriously ill or injured children in Frenchay Hospital, where Martha was treated.

The day's finale at 1630 BST will be a balloon release of yellow balloons with messages for loved ones attached.



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