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Carmel Webb is remembered at special family day in Podsmead

By Maryam_Qaiser  |  Posted: April 13, 2014

Teigan and Bailey Jakubowski enjoying the event in Podsmead

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HUNDREDS of youngsters gathered together in Podsmead to remember community hero Carmel Webb.

Carmel, 36, died suddenly on New Year’s Eve after battling a rare heart and lung condition for a decade.

The mum-of-one set up a number of clubs to get people in Podsmead together, including the popular youth club, Freedom Kidz.

A group of mums organised the family fun day on Sunday to raise money in a bid to keep the youth club going on Wednesday evenings.

Lisa Hilton, a close friend of Carmel, said: “Carmel originally set up the group in Tuffley before bringing it to Podsmead. It is so popular that we want to make sure we carry it on. Every week 30 young people come, it only costs 50p and the youngsters can have lots of fun with activities. Carmel, was my best friend, she was completely selfless and inspiring. A very brave women, who gave a lot of her time and money to Podsmead activities. Towards the end she became very ill but she carried on and she didn’t tell any of us how she really was.”

Rudi Freeman, 11, said: “I had a nail painting stall to raise money. I really enjoy going to the youth club because that is where I made my new friend Gabby.”

Families enjoyed cakes, performances by Alfredo the clown, a dance performance, a bouncy castle, a raffles and much more today.

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