I’m in bits

I’m in bits……because Midge needs your help now! We need £45,000 within 8 weeks! Just had our meeting with the surgeon. God that was a mixed bag of news! The hand xray…Midge is a Sanders 7. That’s not great, it means that by looking at her bones it shows she hasn’t got much growth left. […]

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Just4Children Facemask

Just4Children will be sending this Facemask to all our children Fluid repellent, fully breathable outer layer Antimicrobial comfort inner-layer Reusable & washable up to 30 times at 60°C All children’s masks come with ear loops, adjusters and safety balls Instruction leaflet included in packaging

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Parents’ plea for cash

Parents’ plea for cash support to give tot a better life after suffering stroke and brain haemorrhages at birth A little girl from Peterborough who has been left with cerebral palsy after suffering major bleeds on the brain when she was just two days old is seeking help with costs of rehabilitation and therapy. Premature […]

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Support for Families to cope with Covid-19 stress

My name is Sylvia Barnes and I am a health psychologist based in Norwich, Norfolk. Together with Just4Children, I am making this video to offer a few ideas parents can keep in mind while caring for their families during this extremely difficult time. Interested in having a talk with Sylvia about COVID-19 stress? Visit www.sylviabarnespsychology.com […]

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TrystanGoal4Glory

@FAWales @WalesOnLine @GarethBale11 A big thank you to the Wales Team @FAWales who donated their match fees in support of @TrystanGoal4Glory #sdrchangeslives #TogetherStronger https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/TrystanGoal4Glory

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Discover Your Ability

Children of all abilities were able to discover their inner sporting star at a sports day with a difference. Norwich community interest company Able2B, which offers fitness opportunities for people with disabilities, joined forces with Norwich School to organise the Discover Your Ability event. It saw children and young adults with disabilities and Norwich School […]

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Able2B Official Opening Day

The service is already building from a single small class in a local boxing club. We have developed the concept further reaching a wider audience and other client groups e.g. those with learning difficulties and the deaf and partially sighted. We are also developing projects with both mainstream and special needs schools. We have again […]

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Wasps Legends donate £2,500 to Just4Children

Donation will support the purchase of an all-terrain wheelchair for Owen Murphy Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation, the past players network of Wasps, men and women, amateur and professional announced today that they have issued a small grant award of £2,500 to Cranstoun. Just4Children is passionate about the relief of sickness and preservation of health of […]

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Sellebrity Soccer

STAR-STUDDED FOOTBALL MATCH AT CRAWLEY TOWN, SUPPORTING JUST4CHILDREN CHARITY Sellebrity Soccer, the charity football organisation, is raising money for Just4Children with a celebrity game being hosted by Crawley Town Football Club on Monday 7th May. The bank holiday game at the Checkatrade Stadium will draw celebrities from all over the UK, including stars from TV […]

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Double boost for little Angell who just wants to walk

A fundraising drive to help a four-year-old Newton Abbot to find his feet for the first time has received a major double boost. Little Elliott Angell needs life-changing surgery to allow him to walk and play football with his friends at Canada Hill Primary School. His family set up a fundraising page to help raise […]

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Teenage girl who hasn’t eaten for three years because of rare medical condition shares her dream menu

Ylena Green can enjoy the taste of her favourite dishes, like her mum’s cheesecake, lasagne, and macaroni and cheese, by tasting but then needs to spit it out in to a napkin. Ylena Green could not tuck in to her Chinese takeaway, which she had ordered to celebrate her 18th birthday with friends, as she […]

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Fundraiser for teenager Ylena Lucy Green’s life-changing surgery

A Family is desperately trying to raise £90,000 to pay for their daughter’s neurosurgery abroad to treat her severe connective tissue disorder. For the past three years, Ylena Lucy Green, 18, has been struggling with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), causing her to suffer painful dislocations in all her joints and affecting her digestive system. The […]

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Wasps Legends donate £2,500 to Just4Children

Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation, the past players network of Wasps, men and women, amateur and professional announced today that they have issued a small grant award of £2,500 to Just4Children. The £2,500 funding will be used to purchase specialist equipment, including a specialist bespoke fitted bath, for Owen Murphy. Owen has low core tone alongside […]

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Girl who just wants to play with her twin sister needs £75,000 operation in America

Little Daisy Roberts is desperate for the life-changing op but her parents need to raise a huge amount of money because it is not provided on the NHS. A little girl who desperately wants to walk so she can play with her twin sister needs to travel to America for a life-changing operation. Little Daisy […]

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Top John Frieda stylist Darren and his wife Benna refused to give up on their daughter Amber though she’d been starved of oxygen in the womb. They tell their incredible story…

When it comes to high-end hairdressing, few names are more instantly recognisable than John Frieda. He hasn’t cut hair in almost 25 years, but 13 bottles of his famous Frizz-Ease serum are sold every minute, and the clients listed on his website are the glamour-defining faces of their generation. Ergo, if you want to be […]

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Op will make life better for Elliott

Elliott Angell heads to Bristol next month for surgeons to assess whether he is suitable for life-changing surgery to reduce the symptoms of cerebral palsy. The youngster, who has just started school, suffers from spastic diplegic cerebral palsy after his brain was starved of oxygen at birth. It has left him unable to walk, but […]

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Family looking to raise £60,000 for operation to help seven-year-old Sunni walk

An Ilford family is facing the daunting task of raising £60,000 in two years to fund an operation for a seven-year-old with cerebral palsy. The operation, called selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is used to improve spasticity (or muscle stiffness) and will improve Sunni’s movement and walking. It is not funded by the NHS. Sunni’s aunt, […]

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Mum fears brain-damaged twins will be ‘wheelchair-bound’ without op

Surgery is ‘the only real hope’ to stop Luke and Jack, four, being deformed for life, says their mother A mum fears her twins could be left deformed and wheelchair-bound for life without vital surgery not available on the NHS. Andrea Hickey, 44, from Stoneycroft, said her four-year-old sons, Luke and Jack suffered brain damage after […]

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Super boy battling cerebral palsy steals hearts

Little Jackson Waddell won the Great Scottish Run before the starting gun was even fired on today’s big races. The six-year-old stole the hearts of crowds at the toddler dash event as he smiled through the mile-long course despite needing the help of a frame to walk. Jackson, who has cerebral palsy, was raising money to go to […]

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Raising the bar for campaign to help Henry’s bid to walk

A Stafford family trying to raise cash to help their son fulfil his dream of walking unaided will hold a fund-raiser in the town on Saturday. Kerrie and Jacob Gibbs are trying to pull in £50,000 to fund life-changing surgery for their son Henry. He was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at the age of two […]

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Elliott just wants to walk alongside his twin sister – Can you help?

Nationwide children’s charity has launched an online appeal to raise £75,000 to help a four-year-old boy from Newton Abbot to walk. Elliott Angell has just started at Canada Hill Primary school in Ogwell, and needs life-changing surgery. The charity Just4Children is trying to raise the money for the surgery including rehabilitation, therapies and equipment he may need […]

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Parents’ emotional plea to help treat their baby girl

A Peebles family have made an emotional plea to help fund treatment for their 18-month old daughter who has Cerebral Palsy and Global Developmental Delay. Husband and wife Chris and Laura Moore are asking residents across Tweeddale to lend their support for special therapy for their little girl Scarlett. On March 18 last year in […]

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Rachael Hutchinson has become our medical advisor

Just4Children is delighted that Rachael Hutchinson has become a medical advisor for us. Rachael has been on the consultant staff at the Norfolk and Norwich Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust since January 2008. Having grown up in Norfolk and attended Sprowston High School, this was a return to home soil 20 years later after leaving for medical school! […]

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Mum’s plan to raise £75k so 2-year-old daughter can walk

The mother of a girl who suffers from cerebral palsy is attempting to raise £75,000 so her daughter can have groundbreaking surgery which will enable her to walk. Natasha Dawson’s daughter, Isabella who has recently turned two, has Spastic Diplegia which is a type of cerebral palsy. As an identical twin, Natasha was able to […]

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“Please help us to treat our beautiful daughter”

We are fundraising for Just4Children to help our daughter Scarlett to have ABR therapy which is a special therapy for cerebral palsy sufferers. Scarlett is 13 months old from Peebles in Scotland. She entered the world in March 2016 after a very traumatic birth being deprived of oxygen. As a result Scarlett has been left […]

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Congratulations Dr. Park

Our congratulations to Dr. T. S. Park, who received honours this weekend from the city of St. Louis and the state of Missouri in the USA for his achievements in the field of paediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Park pioneered a spinal surgery – Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) -that has helped thousands of children around the world […]

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Inspirational child to have operation

The family of an eight-year-old girl from Cheltenham with cerebral palsy is “overwhelmed” after more than £30,000 was donated for an operation to help her walk. Kitty Kerr, who attends St Gregory’s school, uses a walking aid and is unable to take more than a couple of wobbly steps without it. Around Easter this year, her family started raising […]

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South Tyneside family’s £94,000 race against time for Ellie

A mum has made a heartfelt plea for help to raise £94,000 to send her teenage daughter overseas for life changing surgery. It is no ordinary appeal that Janine Gray, 48, has issued on behalf of 18-year-old Ellie, who suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). For Janine, of Victoria Terrace, East Boldon, has the same debilitating […]

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Tears as Daisy from smashes superhero challenge

A quadriplegic six-year-old showed she’s a superhero when she tackled a triathlon Daisy Mason from East Winch, near King’s Lynn, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy after being born 12 weeks early. The condition means she needs a wheelchair because she has difficulty controlling her muscles or walking unaided. Daisy and her family entered the Superhero […]

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Sick baby Jorja CAN leave Northern Ireland for Miami specialist

Sick Bangor baby Jorja Emerson can be discharged from a Belfast hospital to get specialist care that does not exist in Northern Ireland. Her parents, Robbie and Carly, say the news is a huge step for the tot who was born with a rare condition, the side effects of which can be fatal. And now […]

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Hero Daisy from is set for superhero challenge

A quadriplegic six-year old with cerebral is taking part in a superhero triathlon this weekend with support from her family. Daisy Mason from East Winch, near King’s Lynn, was born nearly 12 weeks early. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy which means she needs a wheelchair because she has difficulty controlling her muscles or walking […]

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Life-changing surgery takes youngsters closer to dream of being able to walk

Two children have undergone life-changing surgery which has taken them closer to achieving their dream of being able to walk. Little Nicole Vendettuoli and Ryan Weatherall were both born prematurely and diagnosed with spastic diplegia, a type of cerebral palsy. The painful condition, characterised by tightness in the legs, makes walking difficult and other everyday […]

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Parents of Rosie back campaign by Daily Mirror to change organ donor laws

The parents of a girl who waited eight months for a heart transplant have backed a campaign to change the law on organ donations. Four-year-old Rosie Day, of Woodham Mortimer, was on the organ donor waiting list from December 2015 to July 2016 after she was diagnosed with heart muscle disease. A successful donor was […]

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Mother’s sacrifice to give daughter ‘a chance at life’

A mother from South Tyneside is planning to forego medical treatment so that her daughter can ‘have a chance at life’ after they were both diagnosed with a rare genetic condition. Janine and Ellie Gray from East Boldon have a type of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes – which in their case weakens the joints in the body […]

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The Law must change!

‘Rosie’s life was saved by a heart transplant but it almost came too late – the law must change’ Sara and Barry Day were shocked to discover their daughter Rosie was not on the waiting list for a new organ because the youngster was not considered ill enough. It may not seem like Rosie Day […]

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Surgery fundraising for six-year-old Aiden

The father of a boy from Par has spoken about the challenges he has faced while fundraising for his 6-year-old son’s life-changing surgery which … Shortly after his birth, seven weeks premature and weighing only 2lb 7oz, Aiden Phillips was diagnosed with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. The condition affects the muscles in the legs, which can mean children […]

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Will my Jorja be the next Charlie Gard?

The father of a desperately sick baby says he fears she will die in hospital before he can get her the help she needs. Robbie Emerson and his wife Carly have been at the bedside of their daughter, Jorja, since July 12 and fear they are now on the same road as Charlie Gard’s parents […]

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Cornish fire crews meet their young “hero”

Cornish firefighters have described a six-year-old boy who needs expensive surgery as their “hero”. Pirate FM told you little Aiden from Par, who has cerebral palsy, cannot walk without using a frame. The schoolboy needs a special operation which is not available on the NHS, after being born seven weeks premature. The trouble is, the […]

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Just4Children is helping two-year-old go on respite holiday after his open heart surgery

Leighton Singleton was born three weeks prematurely, and was rushed straight into intensive care as he was in respiratory distress. Medics picked up on a heart murmur, and scans later showed he had two congenital heart defects which will need open heart surgery next year. Mum Zoe said he does not let this stop him […]

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Housebuilder helps fund Scarlett’s Next Steps

A family is celebrating this week after receiving a £1,000 donation towards vital treatment for their young daughter. Scarlett Moore, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy following a traumatic birth, has been gifted the money from Persimmon Homes East Scotland’s Community Champions scheme towards the cost of Advanced Biomedical Rehabilitation (ABR). Scarlett’s mother, Laura Moore said: […]

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Parents fight to save baby with rare genetic disorder

The parents of a baby whose thought to be the only child with a rare chromosome disorder in Northern Ireland are planning to travel to England for a second medical opinion on their treatment options. Bangor infant Jorja Emerson is 17 months old and has 1q43q44 deletion syndrome, a rare chromosome disorder that has affected […]

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Substantial brain cyst thought to be responsible for two-year-old Ralphie’s setback

A substantial brain cyst is thought to be responsible for the set back of a brave toddler. Little Ralphie Ellard was born nine weeks premature and suffered numerous complications. As a result he was diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy and the condition affects his speech, muscle reactions and his ability to walk and eat normally. […]

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Heart transplant girl Evie donates hair to other sick children

Little Evie Doherty, who is learning to walk again after having a successful heart transplant, has graduated from pre-school and is now setting out  to help others. The four-year-old is donating 12 inches of her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for poorly children. Her mother, Nicole, said: “Evie is so proud to […]

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Little Imelda Mower to take part in 1km sensory challenge at London Olympic Park

A baby girl with a rare chromosome disorder will take part in a sensory 1km challenge to help boost her fundraising. Six-month-old Imelda Mower made 27 trips to hospital in the first 13 weeks of her life for a disorder so rare it doesn’t have a name. She was born with a muscle weakness which […]

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WOW!

It’s here and we are super proud. Please share away! It will be available as a download on iTunes and other digital providers within 3 weeks – ALL profits from the downloads will be going to support the wonderful Charity JUST4CHILDREN…More details to follow! Feedback would be appreciated – Special Thank you to Charthouse Music Alix […]

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Race against time for mum and daughter

A mother and daughter left virtually housebound by the same devastating condition are facing a race against time to pay for life-changing surgery. Ellie Gray was an active 12-year-old who loved school, rode horses and swam three times a week when she was diagnosed with a Chiari malformation – where the lower part of the […]

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Mum’s mission to help her son walk again

A determined Ulverston mother has set out on a mission with the single goal of improving the life of her son. Lianne Morgan, 34, of Lund Terrace, has set up a fundraising appeal in the hope it will help her son walk again. When eight-year-old Joe Morgan was just nine months old he was diagnosed […]

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Layla takes first steps

A tearful Toothill mum whose disabled daughter took her first steps in March needs to raise £1,000 a month for her girl’s care. Four-year-old Layla Moger was born with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy, which affects the movement of her legs and left arm. Earlier this year parents Kelly Marie Smith and Joe Moger paid £25,000 for life-changing […]

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic helps Imelda

A Teddy Bears’ Picnic helped raise funds for a special Braintree baby with a rare chromosome disorder. The children’s day was organised at the New Deanery and St Mary’s Court residential care homes in Bocking to give residents’ grandchildren and families a fun day out with their loved ones. Donations made during the afternoon’s free event […]

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Cast of Emmerdale Raise Money for Felix

The cast and crew of Emmerdale are playing local football team, FelixTown FC, on Saturday 24 June 2017 at the Harrogate Town stadium on Wetherby Road Harrogate. The event is to raise money for Felix Williams, aged 5-years-old and is to help pay for treatment for an undiagnosed progressive neurological condition. Saturday 24 June 2017, Harrogate Town […]

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Lives never the same again

This little boy went to the doctors with a chest infection – days later he had a severe brain injury When mum Laine took her baby to the doctors with a chest infection she did not realise their lives would never be the same again. Just a fortnight later, upbeat and devoted mother Laine Lewis, […]

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Rockin for Ralphie!

A rockin’ music festival has been organised for a brave toddler who suffers from severe cerebral palsy. Little Ralphie Ellard he was born nine weeks prematurely and, as a result, suffered many complications. Having suffered severe brain damage, he was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Ralphie, now two, has problems with his speech, muscle reactions, […]

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Firefighters tackle three mountains for Oliver

Harlow firefighters to tackle three UK mountains for boy with cerebral palsy Seven firefighters from Harlow Fire Station are preparing to swap their fire boots for walking boots as they take on three of the UK’s highest mountains in 24 hours in aid of a little boy with cerebral palsy. The team are raising money for two-year-old Oliver Barker, […]

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Mum describes Iyla’s miraculous recovery

Clacton mum describes daughter Iyla Harvey’s, 3, miraculous recovery when doctors said she had only hours to live A three year old girl who was given just hours to live by doctors has defied the odds by making a miracle recovery. Little Iyla Harvey, from Clacton, became seriously ill with sepsis – a deadly form […]

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Family’s 100km charity walk to raise funds so daughter Kitty, 8, can have life-changing operation

Tina Duffy is going for a walk at the beginning of July. Nothing unusual about that you might think – except that it’s a 100km hike along the Cotswold Way. The 51-year-old will be accompanied on her marathon trek by her two 25-year-old stepsons – Jack and Callum Kerr – and 14-year-old son Gregor and […]

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Amazing Aiden’s groundbreaking therapy begins at home in Witham thanks to public

A brave toddler with cerebral palsy has undergone his first set of groundbreaking treatment thanks to the generosity of the public. Aiden Mitchell, 2, was informally diagnosed with the condition shortly after a complicated birth, during which he was starved of oxygen. Parents Fleur and Keith, of Witham, have been fundraising to pay for groundbreaking […]

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Thousands headed to Rugby Club to help a toddler’s dream of being able to walk come true

Thousands headed to Crawley Rugby Club at the weekend to help make a toddler’s dream of being able to walk come true. The rugby club put on a rugby festival to raise cash for Sonny Hamilton, who turned three on Monday. Sonny was born prematurely with cerebral palsy, which affects his ability to sit and […]

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Help us help Tiegan to continue her fight

Parents of a three-year old girl born prematurely with a brain injury are hoping to help her ‘overcome hurdles’ by raising money to fund treatment to aid her movement. Tiegan Bird has cerebral palsy due to being delivered at 27 weeks, and as a result needs assistance to walk and confidently move her muscles. After […]

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Kerry in the Dugout with Sonny

Celebrities, pop stars and sporting heroes joined local footballing legends yesterday to raise thousands for three local charities, as Sellebrity Soccer came to St Mary’s Stadium! Former Saints players Wayne Bridge, James Beattie and Francis Benali, joined stars from TV music and sport, Sam Bailey, Dan Osborne and Jake Wood. Kerry Katona managed the Blues! […]

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Katie Smiles at Charity Football with Sonny

Celebrities, pop stars and sporting heroes joined local footballing legends yesterday to raise thousands for three local charities, as Sellebrity Soccer came to St Mary’s Stadium! Former Saints players Wayne Bridge, James Beattie and Francis Benali, joined stars from TV music and sport, Sam Bailey, Dan Osborne and Jake Wood. Katie Price managed the reds! […]

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Footballers raise money to help two-year-old with cerebral palsy

Tournament is held to raise funds for Troy Mooney who needs operation to help him walk A family who are ­desperate for their little boy to get an operation so he can walk unaided received a major boost this week with thousands of pounds flooding in through a fundraising ­disco and a major football tournament. […]

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Fundraising boost for Lyra

Fundraising boost towards Hednesford girl’s treatment A building company has given away £1,000 to boost a fundraising drive to take a Hednesford youngster to Slovakia for much-needed treatment. Lyra Davis, aged two, has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and global development delay; conditions which require a lot of care, physiotherapy and speech therapy. Her parents, […]

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‘People have been very generous and kind’

Family overwhelmed as they raise funds for their little boy who has cerebral palsy The parents of a toddler who needs specialist equipment to help him grow and develop have thanked well-wishers for their generosity. Weymouth couple Sian and Dominic Ellard have received many donations and messages of support after recently appealing for donations to help […]

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Pupils rally for ‘crazy hair day’ to support Alexia

Boxted pupils rally for ‘crazy hair day’ to support youngster’s fundraising efforts Pupils at Boxted St Peter’s CEVC Primary School got creative last week for a colourful ‘crazy hair day’. The event was sparked thanks to the fundraising efforts of student Kaina Xavier-Phillips, nine, who decided shave her head to raise money for Help Alexia […]

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Parents to raise £15k to help unique Imelda with rare chromosome condition

Parents of a baby with a chromosome disorder so rare is does not have a name are taking action to get her treatment. Imelda Mower, who is 15 weeks old, was born weighing just five pounds and nine ounces. She also has slow development and problems with her hip. Her parents, Rachel Mower and Mike […]

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Can you help brave tot Ralphie?

Can you help give brave tot Ralphie – battling cerebral palsy – a special cot? The parents of a toddler who needs specialist equipment to help him learn and grow are continuing to fundraise to help give him a “comfortable and normal life”. Ralph Ellard, known as Ralphie, was born nine weeks premature and, as a […]

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Street Design Partnership runs for Aiden

On 28th May 2017, we will be running the Manchester 10k, as a charity fundraiser. We want to raise money to help pay for important surgery for a 6 year old boy, Aiden, who has life limiting cerebral palsy. This surgery will be potentially life changing and allow him to play with his friends, and […]

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Family are so close to helping Theo ‘learn how to walk’

A young boy with cerebral palsy who just wants to “play like a little boy” is more than halfway towards his £50,000 target needed for surgery to help him walk. Theo Knott, 5, who lives in Deal, was diagnosed with celebral palsy at 3-years-old. The condition affects his legs, arm, balance and vision, and means […]

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Family gear up for US operation to help Alexia-Rose

If everything goes to plan, little Alexia-Rose is just months away from booking a date for life-altering surgery in America to help her walk. For the past 19 months, parents Toby and Emily Sinclair, of Weeley, have been on a mission to raise £75,500 to fund SDR – selective dorsal rhizotomy – surgery as well […]

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Go Team Elmo campaign has a ball!

Fundraisers had a ball in aid of a little boy battling a brain injury. The Go Team Elmo campaign raised tens of thousands of pounds to fund therapy and treatment for Elliot Michelson, from Bishop’s Stortford. Elliot, nicknamed Elmo, who is approaching his second birthday, suffered a brain injury after being born six weeks prematurely. The fundraising […]

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Family crosses halfway mark in fundraising battle to help Marcus walk unaided

Proud mum Scarlett McCarthy, 30, said: “Marcus is doing fantastically. He is now walking with single pod crutches for the first time so he’s getting his independence. “He would never have been able to walk with those if it wasn’t for the operations and the physio.” The youngster, who has a twin brother called Jacob, […]

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Family’s plea for £20k to build Stanley’s oasis

A devoted family are hoping to raise thousands of pounds to create an “oasis” in their back garden for their disabled son. Four-year-old Stanley Newman suffers from the progressive muscle-wasting condition Muscular Dystrophy, a life-limiting condition which sees his body gradually becoming weaker. Stanley’s parents Rob, 41, and Laura, 30, are trying to raise enough […]

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Cells4life partners with Just4Children

Cells4life partners with national fundraising charity, Just4Children Cells4Life, the UK’s largest stem cell banking and processing company, has partnered with Just4Children in a move which will support families who are fundraising for life changing and pioneering medical treatments. Cells4life has a growing customer-base of families storing their child’s cord blood at birth in order to […]

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Two ladies on a mission

No More Floor Campaign Anker and Emily Naismith are two ladies on a mission. The mission is to raise money to have a Changing Places facility installed in the Priors Shopping Centre in Leamington Spa. Raising money for a toilet? You would think there were enough toilets around wouldn’t you. Well, there are, just not for […]

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Four-year-old to receive vital treatment to walk on her own two feet

The family of a four-year old girl suffering from cerebral palsy are appealing for help in funding vital therapy to allow the little girl to walk independently. Lenuta Magda and husband Nicolae are hoping to reach a total of £30,000 to fund Alina’s physiotherapy and specialist oxygen therapy to help her lead a more normal life. […]

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The love of a mother no bounds

The love of a mother knows no bounds. A mother would go through a brick wall for her child, fight to the death to protect them, sacrifice everything she has for them and never, ever give up hope on them. One woman who is proving every one of these sentiments true is Tyrone mother Charlotte […]

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My Claim Solved

We would like to thank My Claim Solved for their generous donation. My Claim Solved is a Claims Management Company based in South Devon. We now have two offices, one in Torquay and one in Exeter employing a total of around seventy full time staff. We pride ourselves on being the most ethical company in […]

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Billy begins 150 mile trek to fund American epilepsy treatment

A CO Tyrone child with life-threatening epilepsy is in “really high spirits” after starting a 150 mile walk to fund vital treatment in America. Billy Caldwell (11) began his journey from his home town Castlederg yesterday morning, with the final destination the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast next Wednesday. There, Billy and his mother Charlotte […]

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Capital’s Celebrity Soccer

Franny Benali, Wayne Bridge, Calum Best & Jake Wood are just some of the stars who’ll be playing on Friday 26th May. Capital are kicking off their charity fund raising efforts in 2017 with an awesome celebrity football match.  Capital’s Celebrity Soccer happens at the home of Southampton F.C, St Mary’s on Friday 26th May.  […]

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Daisy takes centre stage on Secret Lives of 5 Year Olds

The latest experiment from The Secret Life of Five Year Olds brings in the incredible Daisy Mason – the first child in a wheelchair to be featured. The Norfolk youngster was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, so she can’t control her muscles, she can’t walk or sit up unaided, but that doesn’t stop her from […]

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Go Team Elmo fundraising campaign gathers pace

Elliot Michelson, nicknamed Elmo, has been the subject of a hugely popular fundraising campaign, Go Team Elmo The 22-month-old suffers from visual impairment and delayed development, and has to undergo weekly therapy in Colchester, plus occupational, speech and language, and CME therapies. However, as fundraising by the family and community continues, two breakthroughs have come about. Elliot’s […]

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Nevaeh becomes Child Ambassador for Just4Children

Nevaeh adores singing and is always breaking out into a tune! She has been lucky to sing two years running at the amazing Victorious Festival in Portsmouth and has recorded a fundraising CD and sung at several local events. She has valuable singing, recording and performance sessions at ChartHouse Music. Nevaeh decided the proceeds from […]

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Josh one step closer to life changing operation

A nine year-old boy with cerebral palsy is a step closer to getting a life-changing operation. Josh Walters, who lives with his family in Portishead, was born almost 12 weeks premature. He has grown up with cerebral palsy and spastic diplegia in his lower body. Although the inspiring youngster is a Cub Scout and plays for his local youth […]

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GB diver puts pupils through their paces for Ryan

A top diver put youngsters through their paces as they raised money so a fellow pupil can undergo life-changing surgery. Commonwealth Games medalist James Denny led fun fitness circuits for all 480 children at Crossflatts Primary School. Pupils took part in various exercises, raising money through sponsorship. James then spoke about his sporting experiences – […]

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Theo’s Mission gets a boost

5-year-old Theo’s Mission to Walk gets a Boost from DWAD Theo’s Mission To Walk fundraising campaign has been live for 7 weeks and has already raised over £24,000. Theo is a 5 year old boy from Deal wanting the chance to live a pain free life. Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy is a spinal operation that will benefit […]

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Richard Seedhouse Memorial Cup

St George’s Park National Football Centre on the 5th March held the Richard Seedhouse Memorial Tournament for Frame Football. “What an inspiration watching all the children play their hearts out!” See more photos The Frame Football Association is dedicated to providing football for physically disabled players who use walker style frames for mobility.

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Mum’s heartbreak

Little Lydia has hydrocephalus, but her mum explains – “she might have been a very different little girl” On New Year’s Eve 2015, Bethan Germon was told her two-month-old daughter had only hours to live. Fourteen months and “numerous miracles” later, little Lydia is still here. However, Bethan, from Swansea, has had to deflect countless […]

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Thousands raised to help brave schoolboy take his first steps

Life changing operation for seven year old as Community Link Foundation completes £21,000 target A brave schoolboy is learning to walk on his own following an operation after £21,000 was generously raised by family, friends and a local charity. Jude McHugh, aged seven, from Ainsdale in Southport , has just gone through surgery to help ease the problems caused […]

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Toddler’s family overwhelmed by public response to fundraising campaign

A fundraising campaign to enable a Riddlesden toddler to undergo life-changing surgery has so far coined-in over £14,000…. Family of little Ryan Weatherall say they have been overwhelmed by the public response to the appeal, launched less than three months ago. The aim is to raise £40,000 for special surgery so the four-year-old, who has […]

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Sellebrity Soccer comes to St Mary’s for Sonny

Celebrities, pop stars and sporting heroes will join local footballing legends this May to raise thousands for three local charities, as Sellebrity Soccer comes to St Mary’s Stadium! Former Saints players Wayne Bridge, James Beattie and Francis Benali, will join stars from TV music and sport, with the likes of Calum Best, Sam Bailey, Dan […]

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Stephanie Millward receives MBE

Paralympics star and Just4Children’s Ambassador Stephanie Millward received her MBE from the Prince of Wales at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace today. The 35 year old swimmer who won two golds at last summer’s Rio Games and has nine Paralympics medals in total admitted she was “incredibly proud” as was invested alongside several of her […]

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How a miracle baby could one day go to school

The family of a young girl battling a life-threatening condition say they remain determined to raise money for potentially life saving treatment, despite suffering further medical challenges. Fourteen-month old Lydia Germon was born with Dandy Walker variant, a congenital brain malformation, and hydrocephalus, a build-up of fluid on the brain. The condition means that in her short life she has already […]

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School kids sell their toys for poorly Amelia

Six-year-old Amelia Stanco, who was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, needs stem cell treatment in Poland Kind-hearted school kids are selling their toys in the hope of raising money for their class mate to go abroad for pioneering treatment for illnesses. They are pitching in to help six-year-old Amelia Stanco, who was born with […]

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Family fundraise for op after NHS snub

Arsenal star Alex Iwobi helps bid to find £50,000 by donating football A family have started fundraising so a two-year-old boy with cerebral palsy can have an operation that the NHS will not fund. Mother Victoria Mooney, from West Hampstead, said she wants give her son Troy the chance to start playing football like his […]

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Visiting Cosmosuit Rehabilitation Centre

“The clinic offers a unique approach to complex and intensive therapies for children with cerebral palsy and other conditions. I was very impressed by the professionalism and experience of the therapists. “A course of therapy is individually tailored for each child and includes 12 days of physiotherapy, Adeli suit exercises, massage, occupational therapy, speech and […]

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Football-mad Josh

NHS will not pay for ‘life-changing’ £26,500 operation for football-mad Josh Walters. He plays football, goes to a cub pack and enjoys a busy school life. But Josh, who was born 12 weeks premature, has cerebral palsy and spastic displegia in his lower body. As a tiny baby, Josh, from Portishead, spent months in hospital […]

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Brave little Izzy is walking after SDR

Brave little Izzy Pearce from Newquay is walking after having her life-changing operation in the USA A six-year-old girl with cerebral palsy is now walking after successfully undergoing a life-changing operation in the United States. In January 2016 her parents, Ursula and Mike, launched a successful online fundraising appeal called Help Izzy Walk in order to help pay for a surgical procedure in […]

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Buy a Brick

Quinn London invite you to Buy a Brick at Ladbroke Grove to support Troy’s Mission Quinn London Ltd’s Project Team at Ladbroke Grove have chosen to support Just4Children and focus the fundraising on one child in particular, Troy. Troy needs to have life changing SDR surgery which is not available on the NHS funding, which […]

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Hairdresser to lose her locks to help ‘cutie pie’

A Deal hairdresser will be waving goodbye to the long tresses she is known for in a bid to raise cash for Theo’s Mission to Walk. Lisa Fermor, 43, owner of Cherish Hair and Beauty in West Street, has had long hair for 30 years. But, on Monday May 1 as part of a May […]

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Little Izzy finally having her life-changing operation

Little Izzy Pearce is finally having her life-changing operation in the United States! An inspirational young girl from St Columb in Cornwall has flown to the United States for a life-changing operation after Cornwall helped raise more than £80,000 for the procedure. Identical twin Izzy Pearce, aged six, suffers from cerebral palsy, rendering her unable to walk […]

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Extraordinary Families!

7Wonder productions an award winning production company based in London are developing a new television project for a major UK broadcaster looking for different families that make up Britain. We are hoping to produce a warm, celebratory documentary series providing a snapshot of families living across Britain. We are keen to include a family who […]

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Parents launch appeal for six-year-old who is paralysed from waist down

A massive fundraising drive has been launched to help a little girl with a spinal condition which has left her paralysed from the waist down. Amelia Stanco, of Kinmel Bay, was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. The six-year-old has problems with her bladder and bowels. As a result, she has to use a catheter […]

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Mystery donor gives £1,000 to Theo

An anonymous £1,000 donation has boosted a fundraising appeal to help a five-year-old boy with cerebral palsy to walk. Just before Christmas Theo Knott’s parents, Steven Knott and Naomi Morton, received the good news that their son had been accepted for a spinal surgery procedure called selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) to reduce the spasticity or […]

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Stephanie Millward awarded MBE

Our Ambassador and Patron Stephanie Millward is set to finish the year off in style after being recognised with an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List for services to swimming. 35-year-old Stephanie, who was told she would lose control of her body and would be confined to a wheelchair after being diagnosed with multiple […]

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Theo just wants to run around with his pals

An appeal has been launched to raise £50,000 for a life-changing operation which will allow a five-year-old boy with cerebral palsy to run around with his friends. Theo Knott, of College Road, Deal, was diagnosed with the muscle co-ordination disability which affects his legs, arm, balance and vision, two years ago. He can only walk […]

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Fundraising campaign to give Keighley toddler a life-changing gift

Family of a toddler with cerebral palsy have launched a fundraising campaign to give their son a life-changing gift. They aim to raise £40,000 for special surgery which will enable little Ryan Weatherall to run about and play with his friends. Currently, the four-year-old struggles to walk without a frame due to severe tightness in […]

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Boy’s epileptic fits stop after he visits US and uses cannabis

Doctors are successfully using cannabis to treat a schoolboy with an ‘uncontrollable’ form of epilepsy. Billy Caldwell, 11, from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland has been suffering frequent and life-threatening seizures for almost all his life. But he’s gone 15 days without a fit after doctors in Los Angeles started giving him daily doses of cannabis oil to […]

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Brother of Billy to run 300 miles to help fund life-saving treatment

The brother of young Billy Caldwell is preparing to run 300 miles around Northern Ireland in a bid to help fund his life-saving treatment. Kyle Moore, 32, will travel around Northern Ireland to raise funds for his 11-year-old brother Billy, who is currently awaiting surgery in US. Billy suffers from intractable and status epilepsy which […]

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Grandmother thanks public generosity for grandson’s life-changing operation

Six-year old Jude, a cerebral palsy sufferer has completed a trike ride from Ainsdale to Birkdale to raise money for his operation. A Grandmother has thanked the public for their generosity in fundraising nearly £14,000 for her grandson’s life-changing operation. Her six-year-old grandson Jude, who suffers from cerebral palsy, cycled the furthest he’s ever ridden […]

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Thank you to Hairworx

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Hairworx of Par in Cornwall for agreeing to promote a £50 prize draw in aid of our son Aiden. A big thank you also to the lucky winner of the £50, who generously donated the winnings back into the pot, to bring the total amount donated […]

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‘Dear Santa…I want to live’

  A young boy receiving vital medical care in the US has penned this heartbreaking letter to Santa asking not to die. Little Billy Caldwell asked Father Christmas to stop his seizures so he can go home to Northern Ireland with his mum and brother. He suffers from intractable and status epilepsy which means the […]

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Family heartache as Billy spends Christmas in LA hospital

“I would hope that a year from now, we would be preparing for Christmas like the way everybody else is at this time of the year – getting the tree up and thinking about Santa coming.” Charlotte Caldwell has had a lonely few months and is now facing the prospect of Christmas thousands of miles from […]

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North Belfast family need your help to give their daughter a better life

Katie-Louise Goodfellow‘s parents were left shocked when their first child was born “flat and floppy” after being deprived of oxygen. After numerous tests and trips to hospital, Katie-Louise was eventually diagnosed with both Cerebral Palsy and Dystonia. Her parents Derek and Victoria, from North Belfast, are now on a mission to raise £15,000 for an […]

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Mum’s bid to raise £21,000 for son’s life-changing operation

A Southport mum needs to raise a minimum of £21,000 by January in order to pay for her son’s life-changing operation which isn’t available on the NHS. Six-year-old Jude McHugh, who attends Ainsdale St John’s Church of England Primary School was diagnosed at 16 months old with cerebral palsy. The neurological condition is caused by […]

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Signed Northern Ireland shirt to be won

Shoppers are being encouraged to come along and support a very worthy cause at Abbeycentre over the next number of weeks. Do you hate wrapping Christmas presents? If so, why not avail of a special service at Abbeycentre over the next number of Sundays. Representatives from Aoibheann’s Fight for Freedom will be on the mall, […]

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Eliana has US surgery that could change her life

Staplehurst youngster Eliana Farragher has US surgery that could change her life. A toddler who was born with a form of cerebral palsy hopes to have her life completely changed thanks to surgery in the US. Eliana Farragher was born prematurely at 32 weeks in 2013, but is now expecting an early Christmas present thanks […]

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Billy’s Santa letter is truly heartbreaking

A little boy receiving medical care in the US has sent Santa a letter that would break even the hardest heart. Billy Caldwell has asked Father Christmas to stop his seizures so he can go home to Castlederg to live with his mum and brother. And he has told Santa that he does not want […]

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Community raises £85,000 for young girl’s life-changing operation

A two-year-old girl from Kent is to undergo a life-changing operation this week, thanks to the fundraising efforts of her family and their local community. Eliana Farragher from Staplehurst was born prematurely in December 2013. She suffered brain damage that caused serious visual impairment and diplegic cerebral palsy. She was left with limited mobility; excessive stiffness […]

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Ethan’s SDR surgery

I am pleased to say that Ethan had his SDR surgery last week at Leeds and is doing really well. We can already see positive differences in certain aspects of his mobility. We have another 2.5 weeks of physiotherapy at Leeds before we head home. Thank you so much for your help. We wouldn’t have […]

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Anguish for mum as Billy prepares for op

A County Tyrone mum told today about the agonising decision to push ahead with brain surgery for her gravely ill son – despite the fact it means he will lose his memory and speech. Billy is being treated by doctors in the US for a rare form of epilepsy and needs life-saving surgery to stop the […]

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Saint Ronan’s – Somewhere Only We Know to help Eliana Run

This music video and cover of Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ is the result of the combined efforts of children, staff and whole school community at Saint Ronan’s School in Hawkhurst. They are very proud to share it with you. Eliana arrived in the world two months early, just before Christmas 2013. She was born […]

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Just4Children are excited to be part of UK Charity Week

The campaign, which is aimed at bringing charities and the public closer together at a time of year when people are statistically at their most giving, will be taking place on 5th – 11th December 2016. Lee Rayment of Charity Today News, who are the founders of the campaign said, “We feel so proud to […]

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Boy unable to walk has achieved his dream

Boy, 9, who was unable to walk has achieved his dream and taken his first steps alongside his twin brother thanks to life-changing surgery. A nine-year-old boy who dreamed of walking alongside his twin brother has finally taken his first steps with him. Marcus McCarthy, from Southend, didn’t have the strength to stand on his […]

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Our wee Epilepsy Warrior

Billy Urgently needs your help. This Post is so hard to write as it is reality and very close to my heart. Billy has completed his Intense Epilipsy Surgical Evaluation here in LA. My Mummy’s instinct had told me there was something seriously wrong with my wee Superhero when Mr. Seizure returned. But I couldn’t […]

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Concert for Ellie

Following the concert ‘Ellie’s Journey’ on October 15th at Giliead Chapel Coity, we raised an astonishing £1.520.94. for Ellie. Ellie’s SDR Journey Thank you everyone Please donate to Ellie here

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Brave Iyla

A brave three-year-old girl who has undergone heart surgery and fought back from the brink of death multiple times now needs vital physiotherapy to prepare her for a major spinal operation. Iyla Rose Harvey was diagnosed with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome just days after she was born. She spent the first six months of her life in […]

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“My walking dream”

A nine year old boy who dreams of walking with his twin brother has taken his first steps….just a year after a life-changing operation. Marcus McCarthy, of Kursaal Way, Southend, underwent a major spinal operation – dorsal rhizotomy – in his bid for more movement. After being diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth, he has […]

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Relief as US medic rules Billy is suitable for brain surgery

Relief as US medic rules Co Tyrone boy Billy Caldwell is suitable for brain surgery but hope is tainted with fear about the op and anxiety over the medical bill. A specialist in the US has said Castlederg boy Billy Caldwell is suitable for brain surgery which could save his life. His mother Charlotte has […]

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Billy set for life-saving brain surgery in coming days

Billy Caldwell will undergo brain surgery in America in the coming days which – if successful – will leave him seizure free for the rest of his life. It is believed that without this surgery the 11-year-old Castlederg boy would die as a result of a severe epilepsy seizure. After a series of tests since […]

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Hope at last for tragic Billy

A Co Tyrone boy who suffers from violent epileptic seizures has finally been told exactly what is causing them. Eleven-year-old Billy Caldwell has lived with epilepsy all his life but in June this year his seizures returned with a vengeance, having become less frequent and severe over time. It wasn’t clear why Billy’s condition seemed to […]

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Thanks to Morrisons for Halloween Hamper

Thanks ‪to Morrisons of York Road in Doncaster for a Halloween Hamper Donation. Great support to raise funds for Therapy for Ethan Please donate here  

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Family and friends hit dance floor for Megan

Family and friends will hit the dance floor to raise money for life-changing equipment for a little girl. Megan Davies, six, of Clifford Road, Broken Cross, has a genetic condition which has never been diagnosed but means she is blind and has limited movement so cannot walk, talk or sit up. Her spine is bending […]

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Tests continue to find cure for Billy

It has now been a month since Billy Caldwell arrived in Los Angeles in search of a lifesaving cure for his intractable epilepsy, but for his family it feels a lot longer. Billy continues to undergo a full epilepsy surgical evaluation. The Castlederg 11-year-old recently received a two hour MRI scan to provide a detailed […]

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Fundraising family gets £1,000 windfall after News article

A business has presented a family with a cheque for £1,000 – after reading about them. The Thomas family are fundraising for physiotherapy for 6-year-old Aiden, who has cerebral palsy. He needs intensive sessions which will enable him to walk independently when he is older. Funeral directors Peasgood and Skeates, who run a shop in […]

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Emmy could walk ‘within a year’

Emmy could walk ‘within a year’, predicts doctors, after surgery. A Basingstoke toddler’s life has been changed for the better, thanks to the generosity of those in her home town. Little Emmy King, from Lychpit, is currently in St Louis, Missouri, learning to take her first steps, after receiving life-changing surgery. The two-year-old was diagnosed […]

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Dedicated Mum maintains desperate battle to keep Billy alive…

Castlederg’s Charlotte Caldwell is a highly dedicated mother who endures a constant worry in looking after her 11 year old son, Billy, as he suffers from a deadly form of epilepsy. It has certainly been some time since Charlotte last had the luxury of an unbroken night’s sleep. On countless occasions every night, as she finally drifts off to […]

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‘Billy is a very special boy who has touched my heart’

A big-hearted Derry teenager has dedicated herself to saving the life of a boy she has never met. Orla Wilson was so moved by the story of 11-year-old Billy Caldwell, who needs a brain operation to combat severe epilepsy, she has devoted all her spare time to helping hit his £300,000 fundraising target. The 16-year-old […]

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Amber needs £60,000 to help with her therapy

The family of a girl who was given a life expectancy of just four months after her heartbeat became dangerously slow in the womb is setting out to raise £60,000 to help continue her care. Amber Regan, now aged four, was born by an emergency caesarean but the heart issue was just the beginning of a […]

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With your help, courageous Kai can one day walk tall!

A mum is appealing for help to enable her four-year-old son with cerebral palsy to walk properly. Courtnay Crowther (21) hopes to raise £15,000 for ongoing physiotherapy sessions, which little Kai Thomas O’Neil may need for life. Kai was diagnosed with cerebral palsy spastic diplegia, marked by tense muscles and spasms, when he was two […]

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Mother in emotional call for help to save son’s life

A mother whose son is battling a life-threatening form of epilepsy – for the second time – has made an emotional appeal to the people of Donegal for help. In August, a heartbroken Charlotte Caldwell made an appeal in this newspaper calling on people across the county to support a campaign, ‘Keep Billy Alive 2’, […]

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Ben Nevis – A Walk for Elmo

Hope, Penny and Jenny and others reach the summit! Go Team Elmo! Make a donation here

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Mum appeals for public’s help as her son waits for brain surgery in USA

Billy suffers from intractable and status epilepsy which means his seizures cannot be controlled. Little Billy is in America with his mum Charlotte and life should be wonderful. But it’s far from wonderful. In fact it’s terrifying, terrible and testing their every bit of their love, strength and faith. Because at just 11 years old, […]

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Billy’s fight continues as he celebrates 11th birthday

Billy Caldwell celebrated his 11th birthday on Tuesday, a decade after doctors sent him home to die. His current quality of life, being able to walk, swim and horse-ride is testament to his mother Charlotte’s unwillingness to give up and her drive to get Billy the best treatment and therapy possible for his intractable epilepsy. […]

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Fundraising for Millie’s life-changing operation hits £37,000

More than £37,000 has been raised for a life-changing operation for a two-year-old Staffordshire girl. It is hoped that Millie Bea Hughes, who lives in Abbots Bromley, and has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, can one day walk. At the moment, the condition means that the youngster has restricted muscle movement and relies on a walking […]

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Update on Jay’s Journey

We’d like to thank everyone for their kind words of support and donations to Jay.   Many people have asked us to keep them updated with Jay’s progress since his story appeared on ITV London News.  You can continue to follow Jay’s Journey at Cells4Life.com/Jays-Journey and on his Facebook page Facebook.com/JaysJourney4CP which is regularly updated. Once […]

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Day of cake, music, games

A look back at an amazing day of cake, music, games and fundraising for Amelia’s SDR Wish. “We had such a great weekend met loads of amazing people, we are running out of ways to say thank you, so we thought we would make a little video…” Please donate here

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Mother’s launch campaign to improve disabled toilets

A campaign has been launched by two mothers to improve the disabled toilets at a Leamington shopping centre after they are often forced to change their children on the floor. The ‘No More Floor’ campaign, launched by friends Emily Naismith and Francesca Anker, aims to raise £45,000 to install a fully-equipped disabled changing facility in […]

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Fundraising events to be held for little Aoibheann

A series of events in aid of Glengormley toddler, Aoibheann O’Connor, will be taking place to raise funds to provide her with treatment. Aoibheann O’Connor (2) was born at 28 weeks and due to a brain haemorrhage shortly after birth she developed hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy, which affects all her limbs, but more so on […]

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Policeman tackles 15-hour cycle challenge to fundraise for toddler’s life-changing surgery

A Coventry bobby is getting on his bike to help fundraise for life-changing surgery for a two-year-old girl. Inspector Steve Malone, of Coventry neighbourhood police team, will pedal for 15 hours as part of the ‘Sufferfest Knighthood’ endurance challenge to raise vital funds for Millie-Bea Hughes. The toddler, who is the daughter of Detective Constable […]

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£50,000 to fund Lily’s life changing operation

More than £50,000 is still needed to change a little girl’s life. Parents Kerry Smith and Sam Leadsham need to find the cash to fund an operation and aftercare which will help their daughter Lily, who has cerebral palsy, use her legs. The four-year-old, from Finch Court, Ringlestone, was selected for a special procedure, selective […]

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Wandering Wallies hike for Sienna’s Footsteps

Two sisters have raised £500 for Just4Children to help an eight-year-old girl, who has cerebral palsy, walk unaided. Nicola Coard and Amanda Cooper completed the 25km hike at the Peak District in six hours on Saturday, September 3rd. The Wandering Wallies wanted to challenge themselves for a good cause. They raised money for Sienna’s Footsteps, […]

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Wee Legend Jackson needs SDR

An Irvine mum has launched a fundraising bid to give her “wee legend” son a life-changing operation. Five-year-old Jackson Waddell needs a frame to walk due to the affects of cerebral palsy which he was diagnosed with aged 16 months. However, once he grows out of the frame, his only option at mobility will be […]

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Thank you Tesco

The family of an inspirational little girl with cerebral palsy have thanked Tesco for helping them fundraise for vital surgery. Layla Moger, four, along with mum Kelly and grandmother Christine Smith arrived at Tesco Ocotal Way to celebrate £2,000 raised through bag packing. Since February Kelly and Layla’s father Joe have helped customers with their […]

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It’s gold and a Paralympic record for Steph!

Gold medal is proof that Steph Millward has won her war Swimmer Steph Millward savoured two battles won after clinching one of six Paralympic gold medals for Great Britain in Rio on Tuesday’s sixth day. Steph claimed her sixth medal and first gold in her third Games, triumphing in the S8 100 metres backstroke in […]

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Philip’s Oxford Half Marathon for William and Arthur Warner

On Sunday 9th October 2016, I will be running the Vitality Oxford Half Marathon to raise funds for twins William and Arthur Warner, aged three, who have Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebral Palsy that affects the muscle tone in their legs and makes it very difficult to stand and walk. You can donate here

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Bobby gets on his bike for Millie Bea

A cycling copper will power the pedals to help raise funds towards a life-changing operation for a two-year-old girl. Inspector Steve Malone will get on his bike for a 15 hour endurance challenge in support of a fundraising drive for Millie-Bea Hughes. The toddler – who is the daughter of Detective Constable Natalie Hughes of […]

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Jacob will finally walk

A two-year-old Weston-super-Mare boy will travel to America for an operation which will enable him to walk for the first time, after his family successfully raised £75,000 to pay for the life-changing treatment. Jacob Baird has cerebral palsy and needs an operation called a selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) to enable him to walk unaided. However, […]

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Stafford Blues festival raises £600 for Millie Bea

A weekend of music at Lower Drayton Farm at the Stafford Blues Festival with a touch of ROCK enticed festival goers from far and wide to soak up the atmosphere and listen to a wide array of music, whilst also helping a good cause. The festival in its second year diversified and brought an element […]

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Pioneering stem cell treatment for Jay

A Sussex firm is helping to support a little boy who is to undergo pioneering treatment which could change his life. Five-year-old Jay Shetty has cerebral palsy and has been severely disabled since he was born. He has never been able to walk, talk or play with his one-year-old brother Kairav. But now Jay is […]

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Aiden with cp takes on challenging walk

A 6-year-old boy who has cerebral palsy has completed a walk without his frame or cane to raise money for crucial physiotherapy. Aiden Thomas, of Haverhill’s Arrendene Road, needs intensive physiotherapy so that he will be able to walk independently as an adult. His family have launched a bid to raise the thousands of pounds […]

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Simon’s Academy Fitness 3 Marathons

On Saturday 22nd October a 4 Man Team from Academy Fitness in Newquay, Cornwall will taking on a challenge to test us both physically and mentally.  We will be completing 3 Marathon Distances in just 1 Day over 3 disciplines. We are doing this to fundraise to Help Izzy Walk. We will Run the coastal path […]

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Life-changing MS drugs that helped Stephanie to 5 medals

Our patron and ambassador tells her moving story: The life-changing MS drugs that helped champion swimmer Stephanie Millward to five medals Stephanie Millward was curious, but not alarmed, when her eye began to flicker visibly. The champion swimmer, was, after all, full of energy and had shown such a talent for swimming that she was […]

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A Brighton Princess who Wishes to Walk

Amelia Craig is a little girl living in Brighton who is fighting a spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, which means she is not able to do many things that are so normal for most children like walking, dancing and jumping for example. One of Amelia’s dreams is to learn ballet, and she might be able to if […]

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Firefighters help James

Generous firefighters have organised an open day to support a family’s bid to raise £40,000 for a life-changing operation for their six-year-old son. James Hughes has cerebral palsy and spastic diplegia which means he needs to use a walking aid to get around. The Blackheath Primary School pupil’s family have so far raised £18,000 towards […]

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Fundraising football match for Alfie

A Charity football match was held in Menstrie at the weekend to help raise funds for Tullibody youngster Alfie McAusland. The five-year-old suffers from diplegic cerebral palsy and his parents are hoping to improve his mobility through Advanced BioMechanical Rehabilitation (ABR) therapy. However, the treatment can cost around £5000 a year and so Natalie and […]

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‘Continues to laugh and smile’

A 20 year old woman from Lymm is joining the £5,000 fundraising mission for her disabled half-sister who ‘continues to laugh and smile’ despite being unable to see, walk or talk. Megan Davies, six, from Macclesfield, cannot sit unassisted and the low tone in her muscles means her spine is slowly curving. The NHS is […]

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Move a Mountain 4 Marcus

Marcus is aged 9 from Southend on Sea in Essex, one of non-identical twins, and he was born with Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia. A rehabilitation programme is a once in a life time opportunity for Marcus to be able to walk. Donate here

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Ready Emmy Walk has reached its target in 7 months

A little girl is set for a life-changing operation after the community of Basingstoke and Deane helped raise an incredible £100,000 in just seven months to pay for the procedure. As previously reported Emmy King’s family, from Lychpit, launched Ready Emmy Walk with the hope of raising the funds to pay for the operation in America […]

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Scorpions on the Menu

Scorpions and lambs’ testicles will be on the menu at a fundraiser in Reigate for Isaac Manzoor. 12 brave people are to be faced with the food, as part of a “bushtucker trial” challenge inspired by ITV reality series I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! The Hope for Isaac Bushtucker Fun Day is being […]

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Granny Heather leaps for Izzy

A Newquay grandmother leapt into action from 10,000 feet to help raise money for her granddaughter’s operation. Heather Pearce jumped out of a plane last week to help towards the £86,000 needed for six-year-old Izzy Pearce’s complex spinal operation. Izzy has cerebral palsy spastic diplegia and is unable to walk or even stand unaided due […]

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Little Layla jumps for joy

A little girl with cerebral palsy jumped for joy this week as a fundraising campaign to help her take her first steps hit £17,000. Layla Moger was guest of honour at a fundraising fun day held at the Toothill Community Centre and staged by close family and friends. The resilient youngster, who recently celebrated her […]

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Parents smash £80k target for little Izzy’s operation

Parents smash £80k target for little Izzy’s operation – but need more because of Brexit pound slump. The parents of an inspirational young girl have smashed their £80,000 target to fund a life-changing operation for their disabled daughter – but face having to find more cash because of Brexit. Identical twin Izzy Pearce, aged six, […]

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Hope4Isaac Bushtucker Fun Day

Southpark Football Club, Whitehall Lane, Reigate, RH2 8LG 4th September Noon We have 12 people taking part in the Bushtucker Eating Trial, they will be eating scorpions, bugs, fermented eggs, lamb tongue, lamb eyes and much more. Wristbands for unlimited use on mega slide, bouncy castle, obstacle course, pillow bash, gladiator duel. Wristbands are £5 […]

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Two little girls from Macclesfield appeal for life-changing equipment

Robyn Lewis, two, and Megan Davies, six, would like special suits to help them sit up. Two little girls need your help to get life-changing equipment which could help them sit tall. Six-year-old Megan Davies and Robyn Lewis, two, have disabilities which limit their movements and prevent them from walking, talking or even sitting up. […]

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Dad walks to nine football stadiums

This dad and his pals walked 50 miles to nine football stadiums to help send us daughter for a life-changing operation. Gereint Collier walked via every Premier league and Championship stadium to help send his daughter for a life-changing operation. A devoted dad has walked almost 50 miles across London to raise funds towards helping […]

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BBC News interviews Amelia Craig

Amelia’s parents are campaigning for a life changing operation not funded by the NHS and could really use your help. Amelia is three and a half and was born 10 weeks prematurely with a brain injury called spastic diaplegia cerebral palsy, this is an exceptionally painful life long condition which means that her muscles are involuntarily […]

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The boy who has never hugged his parents

Jay Shetty has been severely disabled since birth and suffers from cerebral palsy, meaning he has never been able to walk, talk or play with his little brother. A five-year-old could soon be able to hug his mother for the first time when he becomes one of the first children in the world to undergo […]

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Orla can wiggle her toes now

A brave four-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who underwent a life-changing operation to help her walk has delighted her parents by wiggling her toes for the first time. Orla Brash, who lives in Tylers Green, had an operation called selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) at The Portland Hospital in London on Friday after her supporters managed […]

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Help make walking unaided a dream come true

The family of a boy with cerebral palsy have launched a campaign to raise £80,000 to fulfil his dream to walk. Two-year-old Sonny Hamilton from Broadfield was born 29 weeks premature and as a result has four limb cerebral palsy. This mean he cannot sit, walk or stand on his own. As a determined little […]

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Izzy’s Gran set for Skydive

A Newquay grandmother is leaping into action from 10,000 feet to help raise money for her granddaughter’s operation. Heather Pearce will be jumping out of a plane to help reach the target of more than £80,000 for Izzy Pearce  to have a life-changing operation which could allow the six-year-old to walk. Izzy, who has cerebral […]

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Adorable tot dedicated to his disabled twin sister

A toddler who has cerebral palsy and can’t walk unaided is being guided through childhood by her doting twin brother. Millie Bea Hughes, two, has to be held up by an adult to move around or use a walking frame and her parents are raising funds for an operation to get the tot on her […]

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Annie runs for Max

A little girl from Rugeley is doing a 5k colour run to support a mission to allow her brother to be able to move independently. Four-year-old Max Price-Hall, from Lansbury Rd, Rugeley, was diagnosed with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, meaning he can’t move on his own and relies on his mum, Michelle Price, for everything. […]

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Toddlers raise money for Jacob

A toddler group took part in a treasure hunt and enjoyed some games to raise money for Jacob’s Journey. Members of the Tuesday Tots group, from Christ Church, wanted to raise money for the appeal to help two-year-old Jacob Baird, from Weston, who has cerebral palsy. Jacob has spastic diplegic cerebral palsy which means he […]

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Little Alfie set to start school

Little Alfie is set to start school after battling back from heart rewire operation at just eight months. A wee boy has defied medical opinion and is all set to start school. Alfie McAusland was born at just 28 weeks with his main arteries in the wrong place, a large hole in his heart, a […]

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Brave four-year-old to undergo life-changing operation

A young girl with cerebral palsy will undergo a life-changing operation this weekend after her family managed to raise a staggering £80,000 in a year. Through Just4Children, the family of four-year-old Orla Brash, from Tylers Green, have been tirelessly organising events to raise money for an operation called selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) which will not […]

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Family fundraises for physio

A Haverhill family is fundraising for physiotherapy that will let Aiden, aged 6, walk independently The parents of a 6-year-old who has cerebral palsy are hoping to raise thousands for physio their son needs to walk independently. Doctors told Vicky and Gareth Thomas from Haverhill that their son Aiden would be a wheelchair user when […]

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Concert for Ellie

Concert on October 15th @Gilead Chapel Hall, Coity starts @7pm and includes Porthcawl Ukulele Band. There will be refreshments and a Raffle. All proceeds to Ellie’s SDR Journey

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Desperate plea to help extend their son’s life

A couple face a desperate race against time to raise money to pay for vital treatment, to extend the life of their beloved baby boy. Little Theo Urbaniak, from Hill Top, Nuneaton, suffers from GM1 ganglosidosis infant type, which is a rare and terminal illness. Sadly there is no cure, but there are treatments available […]

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Heroic Mum embarks on Fundraising Mission

Heroic Crawley mum embarks on £80,000 fundraising mission for disabled son’s life changing operation An inspirational Broadfield mum is embarking on an £80,000 fundraising mission so her disabled son can have a life-changing operation. Katie Finkle spends large parts of her week making regular trips for hospital appointments, because her son Sonny suffers from four […]

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Walking So Far!

Move a Mountain 4 Marcus Marcus is aged 9 from Southend on Sea in Essex, one of non-identical twins, and he was born with Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia at 32 weeks old. Because of his condition Marcus cannot walk or even stand unaided.

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Duncan’s 6 Peaks Challenge

I caught up with an old friend from school last year through Facebook. I hadn’t spoken to him or seen him in over twenty years. At school I remember him being a good friend.  He was a skilled academic and also a great runner nearly always beating me at the hundred yard dash and leaving me way […]

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Look at the super smiles!

A big well done to Izzy and Gabby’s 6 year old twin friends Tia and Jas for cycling 11 miles on the Camel Trail to help raise money for Izzy. Thank you so much girls, you did amazing! And completely smashed your target as well! Read Izzy’s story Donate here

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Appeal to help little girl with cerebral palsy dance like a princess

A Campaign has been launched to help a little girl achieve her dream of becoming a ballet dancer. Three-and-a-half-year-old Amelia Craig has cerebral palsy after being born 10 weeks prematurely. The painful condition mostly affects her limbs and means the muscles in her legs are permanently contracted. She cannot put her feet flat down on […]

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Coast2Coast

Wishing Chris Byrne all the best on his Coast2Coast walk today for The Warner Brothers Wish to Walk! Starting from St Bees yesterday in Cumbria, Chris is going to walk approximately 200 miles over the next 12 days! He is walking solo, carrying all his gear on his back and setting up camp each night […]

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Irish community comes together

Irish community comes together to raise £35,000 for Ava’s life-changing operation London’s Irish community – with a great big helping hand from its Mayo, Kerry and Cork cohorts – rallied around to help little Ava Brosnan, 5, get the operation she needs to walk. Last week the London Irish parents of 5- year old Ava […]

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Dreaming of Rio

Stephanie Millward’s dreams of swimming for England at the Sydney Olympics were shattered when, at the age of 17, she was found to be suffering from multiple sclerosis. Now, 34-year-old Stephanie is in training for her third Paralympics. She lives in Box, Wiltshire, with her husband, Adrian, 50. “Until I was diagnosed with MS my […]

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Mum’s skydive to help her two-year-old Jacob

The mother of a two-year-old boy, who needs an operation to help him walk, is tackling a skydive in aid of his plight. Nicola Baird will be joined by Vicki Fox, Nicola Currell and Damien Morton on Sunday to complete the 10,000ft jump near Salisbury. The jump will raise money for Jacob Baird, who has […]

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7 year old Sienna

A Luton family’s campaign for life saving surgery for 7 year old Sienna Listen to Mum’s interview on BBC3 Counties radio talking about Sienna Sienna’s story

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Chorley family triathlon for cerebral palsy toddlers

A nine-year-old girl and her parents are joining forces to raise funds and help out a pair toddlers with brain damage. Ellie Burns and her parents Nick and Claire Burns, from Chorley, are each completing a leg of their ‘family triathlon’ to fundraise for three-year-old twins, William and Arthur Warner, with cerebral palsy. The Burns […]

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We welcome Jeremy

Just4Children is pleased to announce that Jeremy Marris has been appointed our chief executive officer. Chair of the trustees, Sheena Dunne, says “We are delighted that Jeremy is joining Just4Children. He brings with him bags of experience and shares our values of putting families first.” Jeremy continues, “I feel very privileged to be part of […]

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Father cycles 962 miles to help Izzy

East Devon father cycles 962 miles to help give Izzy, 6, a chance to walk A father from East Devon has raised £9,000 by cycling over 900 miles to help a young relative have a life-changing operation. Andy Bennett, 36, from Woodbury has cycled 962 miles in ten days from John O’Groats in Scotland to […]

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Mum ‘devastated’ at fundraising setback

A Weston-super-Mare mother, who is fundraising for an operation to help her two-year-old son to walk, says she is ‘gutted’ the target has had to be increased. His mum Nicola launched a fundraising campaign in February to raise £65,000 so Jacob could fly to the United States for an operation. This procedure, which is called […]

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Landmark surgery will see disabled boy’s brain rewired with brother’s stem cells to allow him to walk

A toddler is preparing to go under the knife in pioneering stem cell treatment to rewire his brain – giving him the chance to walk and talk for the first time. Little Jay Shetty may soon be able to hug his parents and play with his brother, movements he can’t do because of spastic quadriplegic […]

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Family of Staplehurst girl hope to raise £60,000 for American operation

The family of a toddler from Staplehurst in Kent who needs to travel to America for an operation to help her walk are hoping to raise £60,000. Brave tot Eliana Timpson, two-and-a-half, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 18 months old and is on the waiting list to undergo life-changing treatment in at an American […]

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Free train travel for family of little boy at Great Ormond Street Hospital

A little boy who had to travel to Great Ormond Street Hospital for a life-changing operation was given free train travel. Train company c2c forked out for Marcus McCarthy’s family to have free tickets to get to the London hospital from their home in Southend. Nine-year-old Marcus, who has cerebral palsy, underwent a major operation […]

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Weekend fun run for ‘determined’ girl with cerebral palsy

People in a south Bucks village came together at the weekend to raise money for a child with a form of cerebral palsy. Villagers in Penn and Tyler’s Green held a three-mile fun run at the Tylers Green common on Sunday to raise money for Orla’s Own Steps, a campaign set up by the parents […]

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Police officers raise thousands so two-year-old can walk

A charity bike ride organised by West Midlands Police staff has raised thousands of pounds towards a life-changing operation for a two-year old girl from Staffordshire. Organisers of the annual Wolverhampton to Wales saddle marathon have donated £2,000 so two-year-old Millie Bea Hughes can walk. Millie Bea, daughter of Detective Constable Natalie Hughes who is […]

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Wimbledon 5-year-old is set to undergo pioneering stem cell treatment

Stem cells from his brother’s spine could be used to rewire a five-year-old’s brain and overcome a debilitating condition that prevents him walking or talking. Jay Shetty may soon be able to hug his parents and play with his brother, movements currently restricted by his spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. The youngster, of Holly Tree Close, […]

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Villagers to hold fun run to raise money for girl with celebral palsy

People in a south Bucks village are coming together to raise money for a child with a form of cerebral palsy. Orla Brash, aged four-and-a-half, from Penn and Tylers Green, was born five weeks premature and, after a complicated birth, had to be resuscitated. She spent 24 hours on ventilators and eight days in the […]

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Can you help a little boy to walk by donating just £2?

I’d like to introduce you to James from Rowley Regis. James is 6 years old and has Cerebral Palsy. This means he is unable to walk unaided without a frame. As he gets older his ability to walk will get worse and he will end up in a wheelchair for the rest of his life unless […]

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Stem cell transplant gives disabled boy hope of a hug

A five year old boy could be able to hug his family for the first time after receiving a stem cell transplant from his baby brother. Jay Shetty is severely disabled after suffering brain damage shortly after birth. He has never been able to play with brother Kairav, or hug his mother Shilpa or father […]

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Stephanie Millward is now a Patron and Ambassador for Just4Children

Stephanie Millward was on the verge of the British able-bodied swimming squad before being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) when she was only 17. She returned to competitive swimming 10 years later in the GB Paralympic squad at the Beijing Olympics, before going on to win four Olympic silvers and one bronze at the London […]

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Can you help give Oli the chance to walk?

The parents of a two-year-old toddler have launched a campaign to raise £85,000 to pay for a life-changing operation to help him to walk. Little Oliver Hitchings was diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy just before his first birthday. The condition affects his balance and co-ordination and he is not yet able to stand or […]

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The Breeze Kids Trust

Thank you once again to The Breeze Kids Trust for their incredibly generous donation for Ready Emmy Walk. We were lucky enough to be invited into the studio today to receive our giant cheque! Isla also got to practice her radio presenter skills in the studio. Thank you so much!

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Nick Jonas visits Bailey

Nick Jonas visits young cerebral palsy sufferer from Kilburn following operation success American pop star Nick Jonas paid a surprise visit to see a four-year-old girl from Kilburn who had a life-changing operation. Bailey Walters-Lawrence, of Gorfield Place, who suffers from cerebral palsy, underwent Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) […]

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Blues Festival raises awareness of local girl’s plight

Millie Bea Hughes is a little 2 year old girl from Abbots Bromley whom last month was diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, her twin younger Evan Ray brother although both were premature can walk, run, sit up straight and dance while Millie watches on. Millie’s parents Natalie and Chris Hughes are fundraising so she […]

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Three brothers to run for Twins

Three brothers to take part in endurance run to help three-year-old twins walk Three brothers are to undertake an endurance run in a bid to help raise £100,000 to get three-year-old twin boys walking. William and Arthur Warner, from Rothley were born at just under 29 weeks, on September 10, 2012. By the time they […]

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Youngsters bounce along to help their playmate walk

Thank you to Lily’s Nursery for raising an amazing amount through their sponsored bounce. Lily’s Little Legs

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London’s football grounds

Cwmbran man walks nearly 50 miles between London’s football grounds to fund America op for pal’s daughter A Cwmbran man has taken part in a gruelling challenge to walk between every Premier League and Championship football ground in London, raising thousands of pounds towards a life-changing operation for his friend’s daughter. Josh Hughes and 12 […]

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Somerset Cricket Club supporting Ready Emmy Walk

On Day One of our Specsavers County Championship match against Yorkshire on Sunday we will be raising money for Emmy Ready Walk. Emmy will be our special guest and will be accompanying the Somerset and Yorkshire captains for the toss. Read more here

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Walking Around Isle of Wight

All this week Caroline and Nicola have walked the coastal path around the Isle of Wight and have so far raised a staggering £1,030 for Ready Emmy Walk. Tomorrow, they finish their challenge in style by taking part in ‘Walk the Wight ‘ – a 26.5 mile organised walk from Bembridge to the Needles. Nicola […]

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Comedian Ed Byrne helps Jacob

Comedian helps fundraising efforts for Jacob Efforts to raise £65,000 to fund an operation for two-year-old Jacob Baird were given a boost thanks to the help of a well-known comedian. Stand-up comic Ed Byrne, who is known for appearing on shows like Mock The Week, appeared at Weston theatre The Playhouse this week. Read more […]

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Just £20,000 away!

Orla Brash, who has cerebral palsy, just £20,000 away from target to fund operation to help her walk  A young girl with cerebral palsy is just £20,000 away from her dream of being able to walk unaided. The family of Orla Brash, 4, from Tylers Green, have been tirelessly trying to raise £85,000 for an […]

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Thank You Video

This is our thank you video to ALL our SDR extended family X Move a Mountain 4 Marcus

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A Cornish Schoolgirl Fights To Help Her Friend Walk

A five year old girl from Cornwall has made a heartfelt appeal to help one of her class mates walk for the first time. Pirate FM told you Izzy Pearce from St Columb Major has cerebral palsy. It means her legs are in constant pain and she cannot even stand, let alone walk. It happened […]

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Family fight for Sienna to take her first steps

The family of a seven year old girl with severe disabilities is hoping to raise enough money to fund an operation in America for her to be able to walk by herself for the first time. Sienna, who has brothers Shayen, six, Samuel, aged four, and one-year-old Shylan, enjoys waterplay and bubbles, being with other […]

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Adorable little girl filmed a message to raise cash for her friend’s operation

Meet Molly – a little girl from St Columb hoping to raise money to help fund an operation for a school friend with a life-limiting illness. Molly Moore, five, has released an adorable video message urging people to help her raise cash for six-year-old Izzy Pearce, who suffers from cerebral palsy spastic diplegia and is […]

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Steps for Layla marches to £10,000 mark

A £60,000 campaign to help a Swindon toddler stand, walk and run on her own has reached the £10,000 mark in just three months. Steps for Layla was given another big boost on Saturday when a fundraiser at Charrin’s Bar in Royal Wootton Bassett raised £1,760. Layla, three, was born with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy, […]

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Walk into school alone

A mother has started a £10,000 campaign to help her son who has cerebral palsy walk into his day at school unaided. Three-year-old Oliver Dempsey can currently only crawl or walk with the help of a frame but mother Abby Baker is battling to get him walking alone. The 26-year-old from Staffordshire has launched the […]

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Louise Elliott joins Board

Just4Children is thrilled to announce that Louise Elliott has joined the board of trustees. Mother of 5 boys Louise says, “I am extremely pleased to become a trustee for Just4children. As a mother that has a disabled child and knowing what it’s like to go through the fundraising process to enable our children to live […]

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Hope for Isaac Celebration Ball

On Friday the 6th May 2016 at The Best Western Hotel in Reigate, Isaac’s SDR success was celebrated Vegas style. The night started with a Jersey Boys tribute act. Then, we were entertained by the UK’s top Rod Stewart tribute artist Paul Metcalfe. Finally, we finished off with Shauneb who performed his UB40 set and […]

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Toddler Dedicated To Guiding His Twin Sister With Cerebral Palsy Through Childhood

‘He’ll ask: ‘Are you ok Millie?’ and try and help her.’ A toddler with cerebral palsy is being guided through childhood by her twin brother. Millie Bea Hughes, two, from Staffordshire, has to rely on a walking frame or an adult holding her up to get around. Her brother Evan, who is just 13 minutes […]

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Arsenal FC Charity Team V Essex Hands United

SUNDAY 5TH JUNE 2016 CLACTON TOWN FC GATES OPEN AT 11AM This year Essex Hands are fundraising for Just4Children to help Alexia Rose get to America for an SDR operation. Read more here

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Amazing Toddler helps his Twin Sister

Millie Hughes, two, cannot walk unless she is leaning on a frame or being supported by her parents, but her twin, Evan, does everything he can A toddler who suffers from cerebral palsy is being helped through childhood by her healthy twin brother. Millie Hughes, two, cannot walk unless she is leaning on a frame […]

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Callum runs 10k for Ready Emmy Walk

A seven-year-old boy from Basingstoke is preparing to run 10k to help a little girl walk. Callum Savings decided he wanted to do something to help two-year-old Emmy King, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy spastic diplegia last July when she was just 20-months-old. The Old Basing Infant School pupil, who is a regular runner […]

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Cycling 900 miles

East Devon man to cycle 900 miles for charity to help family member to have life changing operation A father from East Devon will cycle over 900 miles to raise money to help a family member have a life-changing operation. 36-year-old Andy Bennett, from Woodbury will ride 962 miles from John O’Groats, in Scotland to […]

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#naidex16

Naidex is, with 42 years, the most established exhibition of the independent living industry. The event has been successfully presenting and supporting the independent living community over the last 42 years, and whilst the show has had different names and looks, it has stayed true to its ambition. The event is at the forefront of […]

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Happy St George’s Day

Lily is a 4 year old girl who has cerebral palsy from Ringlestone, near Maidstone in Kent. We are raising money for Just4Children to help Lily have a procedure called selective dorsal rhizotomy. Read more  

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Visiting LOC

Just4Childen visited The London Orthotic Consultancy today to learn about clinical orthotics advances for children with cerebral palsy and other conditions. Pictured here are Jacqueline Tapp, Treasurer of Just4Children, and Sam Walmsley, Director of The London Orthotic Consultancy. LOC is a private clinic that provides bespoke orthotic treatments for a wide range of paediatric conditions. […]

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Occupational Therapy Adaptation Conference

OTAC’s third event was held on Monday 11th April at the Hilton Hotel in Reading. It was packed with the latest equipment and adaptation ideas for the home and garden. Jacqueline Tapp, Treasurer of Just4Children enthused, “I gained valuable knowledge around home adaptations and was very impressed with the full range of therapy services offered […]

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Parents of twin boys with Cerebral Palsy fundraise to get them walking

Twins fundraising appeal Twins William and Arthur have a form of Cerebral Palsy which means they can't walk. Their parents need to raise £100,000 for an operation that will see them walking. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1nVKE89 Posted by ITV Central on Friday, April 8, 2016

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Fundraising drive launched for operation to help brave Rowley Regis boy walk unaided

A brave Rowley Regis boy is hoping to take his first steps unaided with the help of a life-changing operation. James Downing’s family are trying to raise £40,000 for the operation which is unavailable on the NHS. The six-year-old suffers from cerebral palsy and was born 11 weeks early which led to him having a […]

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Fund raises incredible £26k for life-changing operation to help Emmy walk

Incredible community spirit has helped a Basingstoke family generate £26,000 in less than two months to pay for a life-changing operation to help their little girl walk. People in Basingstoke and Deane have hosted fundraising events and taken part in physical challenges after hearing the plight of Emmy King, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy […]

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Dr Park

Dr. Park specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and treating children with cerebral palsy using the surgical procedure selective dorsal rhizotomy. Dr. Park is consistently recognized in “The Best Doctors in America” list. Here pictured with Jacqueline Tapp, Treasurer of Just4Children at the recent SDR Party.

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SDR Party

A fabulous SDR Party today in Oswestry organised by Franca di Sessa and her team. Pictured here are Jacqueline Tapp, Treasurer of Just4Children, Louise Elliott, Isaac and Orla

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Nationwide #SponsoredWalk for #baileyswish

Nationwide #SponsoredWalk for #baileyswish – #Walthamstow to #Kilburn A group of employees from Nationwide Building Society North East London, are doing an 11.5 mile sponsored walk, Walthamstow to Kilburn, wearing some of Bailey’s favourite TV and Disney characters and favourite football team (Arsenal) to raise awareness and ask for your kind donations to help this […]

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Bid to help twins walk for the first time

A Rothley family are putting out an emotional fund-raising plea in order to raise £100,000 to see their twin boys be able walk for the first time. William and Arthur Warner, aged three, were diagnosed with Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebral Palsy, shortly after their first birthday. Spastic Diplegia is a condition that means […]

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£100,000 to get three-year-old twins walking

Family need £100,000 to get three-year-old twins walking A family is appealing for help to raise around £100,000 to get their three-year-old twin boys walking. Gaynor and Simon Warner have their hopes pinned on an operation and physiotherapy getting William and Arthur on their feet. The boys, from Rothley, were born at just under 29 […]

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Three-year-old needs a life-changing operation

This three-year-old needs a life-changing operation in America after having a stroke before she was even born Couple will need to raise the money for little Ellie to have her operation in USA Little Ellie Collier’s condition wasn’t diagnosed until she was 13-months-old – but it turns out her disability began before she was even […]

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Young girl with cerebral palsy wants to run

Young girl with cerebral palsy wants to run – and fundraising campaign may make her wish come true Two-year-old Eliana Farragher, from Staplehurst in Kent, was born prematurely, suffering brain damage that caused serious visual impairment and diplegic cerebral palsy. As a result, she now has limited mobility: the cerebral palsy causes excessive stiffness in her leg muscles, along with pain, joint […]

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Parents raising money to fund operation for their daughter

The parents of a four-year-old girl who missed out on an NHS-funded operation to help her walk are appealing for help to pay for the procedure. Kerry Smith and Sam Leadsham need to find £57,000 to fund the life-changing operation so that daughter Lily can use her legs. The youngster was born prematurely on Christmas […]

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Get Lily on her feet

Lily dreams of being able to run, leap, and dance with her friends. She has a smile as wide as the ocean. She is cheeky, intelligent, determined and outgoing. Lily has been accepted for selective dorsal rhizotomy at Great Ormond Street Hospital. This will give her better mobility and increase her life chances, reduce spasticity in […]

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ABR Scotland’s passion

Pictured here are Luke and his family from Northern Ireland, Bruce McFee, Director of ABR Scotland, and Jacqueline Tapp, Treasurer of Just4Children. “What a wonderful, passionate team I witnessed! It was astonishing to see the progress Luke had made over the last year,” says Jacqueline. ABR (Advanced Biomechanical Rehabilitation) is a unique rehabilitative approach for […]

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Tonia and Peter’s Tough Mudder

We are taking part in Tough Mudder London West on 30th April for Just4Children because we want to prove to ourselves that we can do it! Pete and I are both very family orientated. We knew very early on we wanted to have children together. NCT ante-natal groups seemed the done thing, so we signed […]

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On the march for Izzy!

Children and staff from St Columb Major Academy completed a 12 mile sponsored walk to raise money for the Help Izzy Walk campaign. The Year 5 pupils from Class 12 came up with the idea of a sponsored walk when they heard about how much money fellow schoolmate, Izzy Pearce, and her family must raise […]

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Help my Marcus to walk like his twin

Mum launches appeal to pay for physiotherapy Scarlett McCarthy is trying to raise £23,000 to fund physiotherapy for her son Marcus who suffers from cerebral palsy so he can walk like his twin brother Jacob. Marcus’s story

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Lisa joins the board

“Just4Children provide vital support for families with disabled and sick children and I feel privileged to be part of such a worthwhile and special charity”, says Lisa Peacock. “We are thrilled to have another mother join us on the board”, says Sheena Dunne, Chair of Trustees. “Lisa is currently working in a local school while […]

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Visiting The Bobath Centre

“It was a huge delight to visit the internationally recognized Bobath Centre in London. I witnessed a therapy session with a young child with cerebral palsy and was very impressed by the care and attention. I would like to thank Kevin Gillespie, the Fundraising and Development Director, for showing me round and explaining the Bobath […]

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Bar Event #kilburn

DJ and musician to hold bar event in Kilburn to help raise £30k for Regent’s Park girl’s operation DJ Esther Jones and Tom Murray will be hitting the decks to organise a fundraising night at the Good Ship in Kilburn, next month to help the family of cerebral palsy sufferer Bailey Walters-Lawrence. Bailey who lives […]

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NHS backed out on promise

NHS backed out on promise to pay for life changing op for Bailey   Read more here

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She Should Dance Like A Princess

The mum of a Cornish twin who cannot walk says she wants her daughter to “dance and twirl around like a princess.” Little Izzy and her sister Gabby from St Columb were born prematurely at 28 weeks and as a result, have cerebral palsy. But Izzy’s condition is so severe, her legs are in constant […]

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NHS pulls funding

Kilburn mother forced to raise £30k for four-year-old girl’s operation after NHS pulls funding The family of a four-year-old girl from Kilburn Park with cerebral palsy have been forced to raise £30,000 for a life-changing operation after NHS bosses suddenly withdrew its funding. Bailey’s Wish Read more from Kilburn Times

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The Council for Disabled Children

Just4Children is delighted that the CDC Council Partnership Board have approved our membership The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) is the umbrella body for the disabled children’s sector in England, with links to other UK nations. They are the only national body that brings together the diverse range of organisations that work with and for disabled children to support the development and implementation of policy and practice. Just4Children’s shares […]

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Life Changing Operation

The family of a little girl who has Cerebral Palsy and brain damage has launched a fundraising appeal to pay for a life-changing operation in America to help her walk. Emmy King was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia last July when she was just 20-months-old. Read more from Basingstoke Gazette

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#helpmolly

#helpmollyhelpizzywalk

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Orla’s Own Steps Dinner and Dance

A wonderful dinner and dance was held at the Crowne Plaza, Marlow on Saturday 6th February. 120 guests had a fantastic time. The whole evening was beautifully organised by the mother Sue Brash and her team. £20,000 was raised for Orla  

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Walk into school on her first day

A Hampshire mum says she hopes her daughter will be able to walk into school on her first day – if she can raise funds for a vital operation. Two year old Emmy King has a form of cerebral palsy, and an operation on her spine could make a massive difference to her life. The […]

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Visiting PACE

Jacqueline Tapp, Just4Children’s Treasurer, met with Mark Clay and Ann Tomkins of PACE today to see for herself the great work done at their centre in Aylesbury. “I was hugely moved by what I saw today. The staff were very professional and the facilities were impressive while the children showed determination and enthusiasm in all […]

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Help Molly help Izzy walk

Molly aged 5 is thinking up different fundraising ideas for Just4Children because she wants to raise money to #helpIzzywalk Molly’s school in St Columb Major, Cornwall have been raising money for Izzy, who needs an operation to help her walk, and more importantly, dance with her twin sister, Gabby. The twins go to Molly’s school, […]

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‘Miracle’ child Emmy looking for help

A Basingstoke family has started a campaign to raise the funds needed to provide life-changing surgery for their two-year-old daughter. Emmy King was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia and suffered brain damage after being born eight weeks prematurely. The neurological condition causes increased muscle tone in the legs and feet, making them constantly stiff […]

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Where’s Clare’s Hair?

I am having my locks lopped off for Just4Children because I wish to donate my hair to a wigmaker in support of Orla’s Own Steps. I have spent five years growing my hair. I am having my hair cut off to donate to a wigmaker for people who have lost their hair through cancer or […]

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Partnership with Caudwell Children

National charity, Caudwell Children, has extended its support for a life-changing spinal operation to help children with cerebral palsy by announcing a partnership with Just4Children. Caudwell Children will provide individual donations of up to £5,000 to families working with Just4Children to help towards the cost of having Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, an innovative operation which has […]

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Izzy on Good Morning Britain

Izzy dreams of being able to do the simple things many of us take for granted every day, like standing or walking. But, Izzy Pearce’s ultimate wish is to be able to dance with her twin sister Gabby. It’s a wish her parents are hoping to grant by fundraising for a life-changing operation with Just4Children. […]

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Little Izzy needs £80,000 for a life-changing operation

The parents of an inspirational five-year-old have set themselves a target of raising £80,000 to fund a life-changing operation for their disabled daughter. Izzy Pearce, from St Columb Major, has been bravely battling the effects of cerebral palsy spastic diplegia since she was born. The incurable condition affects the muscles in her legs, making it […]

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Cornwall Mum’s Plea

A Mum from St Columb says she “can’t wait” for the day her daughter can be like other 5 year olds. Read more

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The Adeli Medical Center in partnership

Just4Children and the Adeli Medical Center, an internationally renowned rehabilitation centre, are pleased to announce that they will be working closely together to help children with cerebral palsy. Just4Children can help families with disabled children fundraise for treatment and therapy at the Adeli Medical Center. Matej Rimar, Adeli Medical Center’s PR Manager, says, “We are […]

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Just4Children and Advance to work together

Just4Children and Advance, the pioneering charity for children with neurological challenges and brain injuries are pleased to announce that they will be working closely together to help children with a broad range of needs from cerebral palsy to autism. Just4Children can help families with disabled children fundraise for treatment and therapy at the Advance Centre […]

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ABR Scotland

“Here is the new fundraising organisation we’ve been talking about. Through this organisation you can set up a “Just Giving” account as part of your fund-raising activities. Just Giving provide a long established and well-known fundraising platform that is trusted across the country and can play a valuable part in your fund-raising programme,” says Bruce […]

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Just4Children is launched

Meet our three trustees – Jane Florey, Sheena Dunne and Jacqueline Tapp. “We are so thrilled and excited to be launching Just4Children. We will support disabled and sick children aged 0-18 up until their 19th birthday and their families regardless of their disability or health condition. The cornerstone of our work is to act as […]

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