By Tristan Harris Thursday 11 October 2012 Updated: 12/10 15:38
THE SECOND birthday of Georgia Almquest, the Bromsgrove girl who has cerebral palsy, will be celebrated tomorrow (Saturday) with a fund-raising party for the Hope for Georgia campaign.
The drive is aimed at raising £20,000 to send her to America for specialist stem cell treatment which will improve her quality of life and, doctors say, provide the only chance of her being able to walk.
And Georgia’s dream birthday present is getting ever closer - it is thought the total raised for the campaign so far, including money yet to be handed in, is now more than £10,000.
A nine-mile Midnight Walk organised by Claire Bruce from the Castle Nursery, which took place last Friday (October 5), saw more than 50 people take part.
Claire told The Standard the event, despite horrible weather conditions, went incredibly well.
“It hammered down with rain the whole time, but there was a fantastic atmosphere.
“None of the 50 who took part let the weather dampen their spirits.”
Georgia’s mum Natalie said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the Midnight Walk even though the weather was so bad.
“And I’m now really looking forward to everyone getting together tomorrow to celebrate Georgia’s second birthday.”
The celebration will be a traditional children’s birthday party with music, party food and games, such as pass the parcel.
As well as Georgia’s party tomorrow, there will also be a Golf Day at Worcester’s Ravenmeadow Golf Club, which more than 50 look set to take part in.
For more on the campaign, the events, to donate funds or to organise a fund-raiser, type Hope for Georgia into Facebook, visit www.justgiving.com/HOPE-FOR-GEORGIA or call Natalie on 07407 672443.
For more pictures on the Midnight Walk, visitbromsgrovestandard.co.uk
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