Fundrais­ers half­way to Becca’s op tar­get

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

FRIENDS of a young girl with cere­bral palsy have praised foot­ball fans for sup­port­ing an ap­peal to fund her life-chang­ing surgery.

Becca Carey’s only chance of be­ing able to walk in­de­pen­dently is to have spinal surgery.

But the seven-year-old has been re­fused the surgery on NHS.

Her fam­ily are try­ing to raise £80,000 to fly Becca to Amer­ica for the op­er­a­tion.

This fundrais­ing ef­fort, Becca’s Wish to Walk, is be­ing sup­ported by Jean Ridg­way and Rick Sherry from Mac­cles­field, who take Becca to and from school.

The pair, along with Becca’s fam­ily, were at Mac­cles­field Town FC’s home game against Guise­ley on April 16 where a bucket col­lec­tion raised £600.

The cash means the fam­ily have raised enough for Becca’s op­er­a­tion which costs £40,000, but now have to raise the same again to af­ford the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion.

The fundraiser even got lucky on the club’s 50/50 draw which was won by Jean’s son An­drew and he was able to put an ex­tra £80 in the bucket.

Jean, 73, said: “Thanks to all the fans for their sup­port and the club for al­low­ing the col­lec­tion.”

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