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Friday 8 February 2013 @ 16:19 - GMT

Earlier this month, a benefit was held in memory of a Bournemouth baby.

Ashleigh Meek wanted to raise as much money as possible for research into congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) following the death of her daughter at just one day old.

According to the Echo, Scarlett died at Southampton Hospital in October and her mother soon threw herself into fund raising for research into the condition.

CDH stops a babys diaphragm forming properly, causing the stomach to enter the chest cavity and restrict the development of the lungs.

 

The event, held on February 2 at Moordown Conservative Club in Balfour Road, cost £5 to attend.

 

Besides face painting, dancers, stalls, and a magician, there was a raffle and auction.

 

Prizes included a signed football flag from Southampton FC; a terms worth of training with Chelsea FC for a child aged 4-13; a 42-inch TV; and iPod.

 

Meek told Eltonjohnworld.com that the Rocket Man also donated goods.

 

''He sent us photo cards, CDs and wristbands - it went for £60,'' she reported.