Local girl in need of specialist surgery to help her move without pain and walk with aids, local businesses charities and entertainers unite to help and ask for support from the people of Cleethorpes and Grimsby.
The Rumble Band is coming together with the Lincolnshire Cerebral Palsy Society to raise money for Leonie, a local girl who needs money for surgery. Bridge McFarland Solicitors are hosting the ‘Rumble Ball’, to take place at the Beachcomber in Cleethorpes, on the 21st.September 2018. This event will include a luxury two course meal, along with a great night of music and entertainment and all proceeds raised will be donated to Leonie’s fund.
Leonie has Spastic Quadriplegia, a severe form of Cerebral Palsy that affects all four of her limbs, and there is a surgery currently being reviewed and tested by the NHS that has been shown to greatly improve the condition (SDR Surgery) – while everyone is hopeful that this procedure will soon be available through NHS funding it works best when patients are younger, so for Leonie’s sake it would be better to undertake this surgery as soon as the funds can be raised.
Leonie’s family need to raise £35,000 to pay for the surgery and associated aftercare, they are hopeful that if they can sell all the tickets to this ball that will be close to their fundraising total. As well as the charity ball, the family are hosting a Rock and Motown night at Louth Town Hall in September, more details of that can be found on the ‘@leoniesjourneywithcp’ Facebook Page – to book you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vicky, Leonie’s mother, has been doing everything she can to raise funds for her little girl “it is heart-breaking to see your child in pain, and every day as she grows it is getting worse. I’m afraid to touch her; you never know what might hurt. She has always been very brave, I just want to do anything I can to give her the best in life, like any parent would. I don’t like having to ask for help, but there just isn’t a pot of money set aside for children like Leonie and it would take me a lifetime to save up the amount we need”.
The Lincolnshire Cerebral Palsy Society offer support to people with Cerebral Palsy, they have been doing what they can to support Leonie and her mother.
Chris Green is Senior Solicitor at Bridge McFarland as well as being a Committee member for the Lincolnshire Cerebral Palsy Society, he hopes the event will help the charity to grow; “the Lincolnshire Cerebral Palsy Society and the charity are re-launching themselves at the Rumble Ball with a new name, brand, and website. It is an exciting time – previously the charity was known as the ‘North East Lincolnshire CP Society’ but it has become clear that there is a need for their help across the whole of Lincolnshire – we hope this launch event will raise their profile, inspire donations from the community, and encourage people with Cerebral Palsy to come to us for support and guidance”.
There are 500 tickets to sell, and we hope that everyone reading this will do their best to help us get them sold – all the proceeds will be going towards Leonie’s surgery. You can purchase tickets to the Rumble Ball today either by calling the Beachcomber box office directly on 01472 812 666, or buying online.
If you would like to make a donation to Leonie you can visit her JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/just4children/teamleonie