A YOUNG woman who was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of two has raised £3,000 for a children’s cancer support group by recording her own CD.
Elizabeth Roberts, 20, from Gresford was given the all clear when she was four.
But after battling the illness both she and her family have helped out CHICS, a charity which offers advice and support to families and relatives of children with various forms of cancer, ever since.
Elizabeth, who is currently studying international business and Spanish at Birmingham University, decided to record the CD back in May.
She has since gone on to sell over 400 copies of her jazz and easy listening-inspired album.
Elizabeth said: “It all started in May when I decided to record the CD.
“I went to a recording studio in Wrexham run by Nino Errico.
“I worked in the studio for two days recording the CD and he edited the tracks and a graphic designer made the cover.
“I then went to four different companies for sponsorship to cover the costs as we wanted all the proceeds to go to the charity.
“CHICS is a charity very close to my heart and the fantastic work they do changes the lives of many families.
“I sold the CDs through family and friends and people we knew. I was also interviewed for radio and they played one of my tracks.
“We managed to sell 250 copies in less than two weeks.”
She added: “CHICS provide support to families of children affected by different types of cancer and support what the hospitals do
“They do things like taking children on trips and providing bereavement support for families who have lost their children.
“A cheque for £3,000 is going to make a big difference.”