£6k boost for Ol­lie’s Army fund

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

ACOM­MU­NITY came to­gether in sup­port of a ter­mi­nally-ill brother and sis­ter

llie 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.

A fam­ily fun day at Poyn­ton Sports Club on Satur­day boosted fundrais­ing by £6,000.

Emily Scarf, one of the or­gan­is­ers of the event, said: “We never thought we would raise this much money from a fun day, it couldn’t have been done with­out ev­ery­one’s help and ev­ery­one who turned up to show their sup­port.

“All we could see was smiles. Thank you so much from the bot­tom of our hearts.”

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

Visit www.ol­liesarmy. co.uk for more in­for­ma­tion.

●● The win­ning football team celebrate

●● One of the fundrais­ing stalls

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