A bed manufacturer has helped a Kent cancer charity raise £10,000 for children facing leukaemia.

Sleepeezee originally teamed up with ellenor to arrange a sleepover for the children in an iconic sports stadium.

Unable to find a venue, they decided to donate 100 new beds for ellenor to sell in their 15 shops across Kent.

This generated £10,000 for the charity that provides care and support to families facing terminal illness in Kent and Bexley.

Head of fundraising at ellenor, Linda Trew, said: "We are so grateful to Sleepeezee, this donation has raised enough funds to enable ellenor to provide a complete course of chemotherapy treatment to our children facing leukaemia.

"This treatment is done in the sanctuary of the child’s home; we are the only charity in Kent to offer this service.

"We are looking forward to continue working with Sleepeezee who like us are passionate about keeping families together at home whenever possible.”

The charity recently appointed a mobile physiotherapist to work with patients. He was diagnosed with cancer seven months ago and you can read a News Shopper story about his work with ellenor here.