Rummage Rescuers would like to introduce you to “Grace,” or “Amazing Grace” as she is known on Facebook and to her friends. Some of our members may have read in the paper or heard on the news that Grace is a six year old local girl with Cerebral Palsy. She is unable to walk and her only means of movement are to shuffle around the floor. Unfortunately she cannot even have the use of a wheelchair in her house and does not have any independence at all.
After a four year battle with the council, her parents have now managed to obtain some assistance from them for funding to build an extension on their house. This means they will now have to raise £7,000, instead of the full £37,000.
Thanks to recent events, including a Charity Cricket match involving Cherry Tree Cricket Club v Blackburn Royal Mail, Pace for Grace (a sponsored six km walk from Blackburn to Pleasington, with £5 entry fee and donations along the way from numerous shops), a very successful Ladies Night (held at Longshaw Club in October) and then a Christmas Fayre.
The remaining donations have all been via Grace’s ‘Go Fund Me’ page, Grace’s Aunt Jenny tells us they’re only half way off the magic number, with around £3,500 left to raise. Jenny also said: “Just want to say a big thankyou to everyone at Rummage Rescuers for your lovely donation of £250 towards Graces fund.”
You can also keep track of Grace’s progress via her ‘Amazing Grace’ Facebook page.