Day of fun helps nusery fam­i­lies hit £1,000 jack­pot

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP - RHI­AN­NON MCDOWALL

ANURSERY’S Fam­ily Fun Day has raised £1,000 for char­ity.

Foot­prints Day Nurs­eries held a Fam­ily Fun Day in aid of Ol­lie’s Army, a char­ity fo­cussed on bat­tling Bat­ten’ dis­ease.

Ol­lie and his sis­ter Amelia Car­roll, from Poyn­ton, have both been di­ag­nosed with Bat­tens Dis­ease which re­sults in neu­ro­log­i­cal im­pair­ment, the rare ge­netic con­di­tion is de­gen­er­a­tive and there is no cure.

Their fam­ily have pledged to make ev­ery mo­ment count for their chil­dren and to raise aware­ness of the con­di­tion which af­fects only five or six chil­dren in the UK each year. The fundrais­ing event was held at Dean Val­ley School, in Bolling­ton, with staff from both the Mac­cles­field and Bolling­ton branches of the nurs­ery run­ning stalls in or­der to raise as much money as pos­si­ble.

Fam­i­lies en­joyed the sun­shine by tak­ing part in events and ac­tiv­i­ties such as the cross bar chal­lenge, hav­ing their nails painted, their make-up and hair done, en­joy­ing the bouncy cas­tle and pur­chas­ing bed­ding plants and other prizes which had been do­nated to the cause.

Over­all the nurs­ery raised £1,000 for Ol­lie’s Army.

Rachel Parry, nurs­ery man­ager of Foot­prints Day Nurs­ery in Bolling­ton said: “We are so de­lighted that so many fam­i­lies came to Fam­ily Fun Day!

“The even had so many dif­fer­ent things go­ing on for ev­ery­one, from the cross bar chal­lenge, to a bed­ding plant stall and an amaz­ing bouncy cas­tle.

“Ev­ery­one had such a won­der­ful day and we’re so glad that Ol­lie and Amelia, along with their Mum and Dad, Lucy and Mike, came down to en­joy them­selves with us.

“We would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank ev­ery­one who do­nated and came to our Bolling­ton nurs­ery for the fam­ily fun day and helped us raise so much money for such a wor­thy cause.

“Also, spe­cial thanks to the Hunt­ing­ton fam­ily, Aroma Cof­fee & Sand­wich Bar in Mac­cles­field and David G Ross Nurs­ery in Ket­tleshulme for their do­na­tions and ser­vices through out the day.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on Ol­lie’s Army go to ol­liesarmy.co.uk.

Peo­ple at the Ol­lie’s Army Fundraiser at Foot­prints Nurs­ery

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