A family business has donated more than £2,500 towards a Braunton man’s bid to fund life-changing stem cell treatment.
Brother and sister Hayley and Dave Charlesworth invited campers at their Cherry Tree Farm site in Croyde to make a donation in return for using an electrical point to charge their phones and other devices.
In just one summer season it raised £2,519.67 for Cliff Lee, who suffered a stroke aged just 39 and faces an ongoing fight to regain his speech and mobility.
Cliff, 44, has come a long way since the stroke but hopes to raise £20,000 for the stem cell treatment, which could make a big difference to his recovery.
The novel ‘charging by donation’ service at Cherry Tree was begun several years ago by previous site owner Dave Lang, who donated the proceeds to numerous charities.
Hayley said Cliff was probably more of an inspiration than he realised: “It shows it’s mind over matter, never give up, you just make the most of what you’ve got.
“Almost all of our visitors were so impressed by what he was going through.”
This weekend Cliff is taking on a triathlon to raise money.
If you wish you can also donate by going to https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cliff-lee .