Fun day support for brave family
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.”