Fun day sup­port for brave fam­ily

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A COM­MU­NITY will come to­gether this Satur­day in sup­port of a ter­mi­nally-ill brother and sis­ter.

Ol­lie Car­roll, four, and two-year-old Amelia, who live in Poyn­ton, have Late In­fan­tile Batten Dis­ease.

A rare dis­ease with­out a cure, vic­tims can lose their speech, mo­bil­ity and eye­sight, and many do not sur­vive past the age of 12.

Their par­ents Mike and Lucy set up the Ol­lie’s Army cam­paign to raise aware­ness of the dis­ease, fund Ol­lie and Amelia’s care and raise money for Bat­tens Dis­ease Fam­ily As­so­ci­a­tion (BDFA), a char­ity which sup­ports fam­i­lies like the Car­rolls.

This Satur­day there is a fam­ily fun day at Poyn­ton Sports Club from 1-6pm.

There will be mu­sic, a bouncy castle, ap­pear­ances from char­ac­ters from the hit Dis­ney film Frozen, crafts, raf­fles, a football tour­na­ment and a rep­tiles show.

En­try is £1 for adults, 50p chil­dren over three.

Emily Scarf, one of the or­gan­is­ers of the event, said: “We are so grate­ful to our com­mu­nity for sup­port­ing Ol­lie’s Army.

“Please come and join us and bring your fam­ily and friends, it is set to be a fan­tas­tic day with lots of ac­tiv­i­ties for the whole fam­ily.”

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