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£61,000 raised for Molly's op
A BROADWAY mum has praised the efforts of the community after £61,000 was raised to fund a life-changing operation for her daughter.
Becky Lamb, whose three-year- old daughter Molly has Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy, said they had smashed their target of £55,000 thanks to kind-hearted efforts of friends and neighbours.
The money will pay for an operation in America that will allow Molly to walk for the first time unaided while the extra money raised will go towards her aftercare.
Molly will fly out with her mum and her partner Richard on Saturday, October 13, and will have the operation on the following Tuesday.
Miss Lamb said that she could not believe the generosity of people who had contributed to ‘Molly’s Mission’.
“Everybody has been absolutely amazing,” she said.
“We didn’t expect to smash the target.
“There’s so much more awareness as well. Since we’ve been talking about it so many more people are aware of Cerebral Palsy.”
Peter Miskerik, of The Volunteer Inn, Chipping Campden, was one of the latest in a long line of people who have taken part in fund-raising events including PR guru Max Clifford, who lives in the area and has donated £10,000.
Mr Miskerik raised £740 with a golf day and raffle and will double the amount to present Molly’s parents with £1,480.
Another charity event will be held at Evesham Football Club on Friday, September 28, at 7.30pm.
There will be a band, pig roast and an auction. Tickets at £15 are available by calling 01386 852911. To follow Molly’s progress when she has her operation visit mollysmission.