Three-legged walk is in aid of tot Char­lotte

Macclesfield Express - - HEART OF THE COMMUNITY -

FAM­I­LIES in Poyn­ton are be­ing en­cour­aged to take part in three-legged fun walk in sup­port of a dis­abled girl.

Char­lotte Tay­lor, three, has cere­bral palsy and is un­able to walk, sit or stand un­aided.

Her par­ents are try­ing to raise £80,000 for a life-chang­ing op­er­a­tion in Amer­ica to help her walk.

Now friends of the fam­ily, who live in Wilm­slow, have or­gan­ised a char­ity walk in Poyn­ton on Au­gust 30.

Char­lotte will even be fin­ish­ing off the walk in her Upsee, a de­vice which helps her to walk sup­ported by an adult.

And to make it even more spe­cial, Peppa Pig and Ra­pun­zel will be there to celebrate at the fin­ish line.

The walk starts at Waitrose in Poyn­ton from 11.30am and fin­ishes at the Thief’s Neck in Wood­ford, where there will be a party in­clud­ing gar­den games and a raf­fle.

The walk is al­most 2.5 miles and will see fundrais­ers col­lect­ing cash us­ing char­ity buck­ets.

Char­lotte’s dad Cameron said: “The idea of the three-legged walk came from our friend Vic­to­ria Nix­sons who wanted to know how it would feel to only be able to walk at­tached to another per­son.

“This is a fun walk, not at all se­ri­ous. We will even let off cheat­ing if it gets too hard. It’s just for fun and to sup­port Char­lotte’s Wish to Walk cam­paign.

“Even if you don’t have a part­ner come along and join in the walk. You are welcome to come in fancy dress, any­thing that makes the day more fun for ev­ery­one.”

To get in­volved in the walk there is a £5 do­na­tion per per­son, which will go straight to Char­lotte’s cam­paign.

Char­lotte has a twin brother Daniel. They were born eight weeks pre­ma­ture. Char­lotte suf­fered a bleed to the brain some­time dur­ing the birth, which caused dam­age to both sides of her brain.

The fam­ily are aim­ing to raise £80,000 for the op­er­a­tion, on­go­ing ther­apy and equip­ment through a reg­is­tered char­ity called The Tree of Hope.

If you would like to read more about Char­lotte visit www.tree­ofhope.org.uk/ Char­lotte-loves-to-dance or do­nate via www. just­giv­ing.com/ char­lot­telovesto­dance

Matthew Pover

●● Char­lotte Tay­lor in her Upsee walk­ing aid

●● Me­gan Short won two gold and three sil­ver at the CPISRA World Games

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