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Clitheroe girl's appeal goal smashed
4:00pm Tuesday 5th June 2012 in Clitheroe
THE parents of a disabled girl have given a heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped them more than quadruple their fundraising target.
Nine-year-old Erin Bater, from Clitheroe, had been receiving treatment at the Legacy Rainbow House, Ormskirk, for an undiagnosed condition which causes severe learning disability, global development delay, and low muscle tone.
But, because of a leap in demand for the charity’s specialist expertise, each patient was asked to raise £3,000 to make sure it could sustain and develop its services to meet future needs. Erin’s appeal was laun-ched in February and, so far, her family has collected more than £14,000 for the charity, which specialises in providing services for children with brain injuries, disabilities and life-limiting conditions.
Erin has been receiving specialist treatment since the age of two and, as a result, has been able to take her first steps.
Her mum, Cindy, said: “We are overwhelmed with the support we have received. We never imagined when we set out that we would raise such an amazing amount. We are extremely proud to be involved in such a wonderful charity.”
The family organised a number of fundraising events, including a car boot sale, and a Michael Buble tribute evening, both at Shackleton’s Garden Centre, in Clitheroe Road.
Mrs Bater said: “We would like to thank ever-yone who has donated, or attended our events, and especially those who have organised their own fund-raisers. Special thanks go to the staff at Rainbow House for all their help.”
Brothers Andrew and Nathan Greenwood, from Todmorden, who suffer from cerebral palsy, have also been raising money for the charity.
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