Donations pour in for Charlotte’s US camp
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’’.