Ernie’s Angels Set Up In Guernsey

7th December 2017

A charity has been set up in memory of Ernie Backlund Leale.

It has been launched just three months after the 12 year old passed away, following a long battle with leukaemia.

He was diagnosed in 2012, and went through years of intensive chemotherapy and surgery.

The young boy caught the Bailiwick’s attention as he worked through his bucket list. He was a Guernsey FC fan, and was appointed as Roary the Lion’s keeper. He also met animals at Jersey Zoo, had a personal tour of Guernsey Police station and formed his own band which performed live on Island FM.

Ernie’s Angels will provide financial support towards palliative care and funeral expenses of terminally ill children in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

The charity was officially locally registered on Friday, with Ernie’s mother, Clare Backlund Leale, listed as a team member.

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