Fundraisers will remember Melton teenager Leanne who died in 2009 after losing her brave battle with small cell ovarian cancer

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Melton teenager Leanne Jade McCann, who died in 2009 after losing her brave battle with small cell ovarian cancer, would have turned 25 yesterday (Wednesday).

To remember her passing and as a kind gesture to Leanne’s family, Melton’s Ocean Blue Fish Bar is donating its takings on Monday night to raise funds for the Children and Young People’s Cancer Unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary in Leanne’s memory.

This includes the takings from deliveries or collection at the shop between the opening hours of 4.30pm and 11.30pm.

Ocean Blue owner Petros Georgiou said: “Because Leanne’s brothers work hard for me at the shop I wanted to do something in return for them and the family.

“I’d planned to do something like this last year but unfortunately that never happened and so I hope members of Melton’s community will visit the shop and support a good cause.”

A ladies’ night has also been organised at The Grapes pub in Melton - on Tuesday, May 19 - to raise funds for the cancer unit and The Little Princess Trust.

The trust provide real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

The event (from 7pm) will include a raffle, an Avon and Anne Summers party, a host and a stripper. Tickets are £10 and can be bought from The Grapes. All proceeds will be split between the two charities.

Leanne’s mum, Caroline, said: “I’d just like to thank everyone for keeping Leanne’s memory alive. Please dig deep and support these wonderful charities.”