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Children with arthritis will be sent on a three-day holiday after a £1,000 grant was given to Hinchingbrooke Hospital. The money was donated by the Foresters Fund for Children and will allow teenagers to have a holiday at the Mepal Outdoor Centre, which

Children with arthritis will be sent on a three-day holiday after a £1,000 grant was given to Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

The money was donated by the Foresters' Fund for Children and will allow teenagers to have a holiday at the Mepal Outdoor Centre, which aims to improve youngster's confidence and social skills.

Jenna Cox, from the Foresters' Fund, presented the cheque to 16-year-old Alex Grice, who suffers from juvenile arthritis, a rare condition which can affect the under 16s, and who has recently had to have a hip replacement.

"A break like this will allow them to be just children and not children with arthritis," Jenna said.


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INFORMATION: Juvenile arthritis can occur as early as six weeks and is more common in girls. The Foresters' Fund raises money for less well-known charities. Visit www.forestersfundforchildren.org.uk for more information.

# From left, Dr Gill Pountain, Alex Grice, Barbara Haslam (physio) and Jenna Cox.

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