£6k boost for Ollie’s Army fund
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