George’s campaign goes from strength to strength
First steps appeal raises �21k in just over a month.
BRAUNTON parents hoping to send their four-year-old son to America for a life-changing operation have raised nearly half the amount needed.
In just over a month, donations to the George’s First Steps campaign have topped �21,000.
Nicki and Gary Palmer hope to be able to raise �55,000 to enable cerebral palsy sufferer George to undergo selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery at the St Louis Children’s Hospital, in Missouri.
If successful the surgery could give him the chance of walking unaided for the first time.
You may also want to watch:
The efforts continue on Sunday with a special fund-raising celebration afternoon at the George Hotel.
The fun starts at 3pm with an auction, raffle and live music by local singer-songwriters Steve Ley and Dean Warmington.
- 1 Jealous Barnstaple boyfriend made divorcee get rid of wedding dress
- 2 North Devon business signs up to 1 billion tree project
- 3 The Plough announces Open-Air Theatre Festival
- 4 Bungling Northam burglar facing jail
- 5 Why it‘s important to shop local in North Devon post-lockdown
- 6 Criminal damage at Fremington Football Club - Police appeal
- 7 MP nominates North Devon champions for Levelling Up Awards
- 8 Small-time drug dealer 'caught red-handed'
- 9 North Devon sign West Indian pace bowler
- 10 Ilfracombe man, 64, must pay compensation for baseball bat attack
Basket food, teas and coffees will be available, with all proceeds going to George’s First Steps fund.
To donate or find out more about the campaign, visit www.georgesfirststeps.com, visit the Facebook page, George’s First Steps or email mum Nicki direct at firstname.lastname@example.org