Do­na­tions pour in for Char­lotte’s US camp

Central Leader - - FRONT PAGE -

We asked – you re­sponded – and we’re al­most there.

The Mad Butcher and Sub­ur­ban News­pa­pers Com­mu­nity Trust cam­paign to get quadru­ple am­putee Char­lotte Clev­er­ley-Bisman to a spe­cial camp in the United States got a gen­er­ous re­sponse from read­ers.

Char­lotte and her par­ents leave next week but still need $5000 to help cover the jour­ney and ad­di­tional ex­penses – in­clud­ing ex­ten­sive phys­io­ther­apy in Lon­don.

The en­tire trip costs $25,000 and will team Char­lotte up with other young­sters with sim­i­lar chal­lenges.

Camp No Lim­its pro­vides ed­u­ca­tion, men­tor­ship, and sup­port to chil­dren cop­ing with limb loss, and their fam­i­lies. Char­lotte, 9, had large por­tions of her arms and legs am­pu­tated af­ter be­ing struck down by meningo­coc­cal dis­ease as a baby.

The Trust, sup­ported by the Cen­tral Leader has do­nated $5000 to­wards the trip and read­ers have upped the to­tal since a story was pub­lished this month.

Chair­man David Penny en­cour­ages ev­ery­one to help.

‘‘Char­lotte is a brave young girl who is an in­spi­ra­tion to ev­ery­one,’’ he says. ‘‘She has a tough road ahead and this camp will help give her a boost along the way.’’

Post do­na­tions to Char­lotte Clev­er­ley-Bisman Ap­peal, C/- Mad Butcher and Sub­ur­ban Newspa- pers Com­mu­nity Trust, PO Box 1327, Auck­land 1140.

Cheques can be made out to The Mad Butcher and Sub­ur­ban News­pa­pers Com­mu­nity Trust. Do­na­tions can be de­posited into the Mad Butcher and Sub­ur­ban News­pa­pers Com­mu­nity Trust West­pac Ac­count 03 0219 0391544 000. Ref­er­ence ‘‘Char­lotte’’.

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