Ol­lie’s Army fam­ily in Su­per­hero Day sup­port

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A TER­MI­NALLY ill brother and sis­ter have joined a cam­paign to sup­port other fam­i­lies.

Five-year-old Ol­lie Car­roll and sis­ter Amelia, three, have Bat­ten Dis­ease – a dev­as­tat­ing ill­ness that will even­tu­ally leave them blind and un­able to walk or eat.

The Car­roll fam­ily, from Poyn­ton, which in­cludes mum Lucy, dad Mike and older brothers Micky, seven, and Danny, nine, are urg­ing Ex­press read­ers to get be­hind a ma­jor fundrais­ing day for other ill fam­i­lies.

Key 103’s Cash for Kids Su­per­hero Day – in part­ner­ship with the Ex­press’s sis­ter pa­per the M.E.N – is work­ing with the When You Wish Upon A Star char­ity, which helps grant wishes of those with ter­mi­nal ill­nesses, and aims to help five spe­cial chil­dren as part of the cam­paign.

Lucy, 31, whose fam­ily was treated to a trip to Cen­ter Parcs thanks to the char­ity, said:“It was ab­so­lutely in­cred­i­ble and the chil­dren all loved it so much.

“It gives them all some­thing to look for­ward to rather than be­ing in and out of hospi­tal.

“It’s also been such a great sup­port sys­tem to speak to other fam­i­lies in a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion to us.”

You can do­nate at www.key103.co.uk/ char­ity/su­per­hero­day.

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